George Karl weighs in on Metta World Peace, Popovich, Durant, Olympic payment

Denver Nuggets coach George Karl joined the show to talk about the upcoming playoffs and much more. Here are some of his takes:

— Karl weighed in on Metta World Peace’s elbow on James Harden.  “It was very good for me to feel good about it,” Karl said. “I think it’s a black eye for the game. … I thought it was one of the worst things to happen in the game this year.”

— Karl explained why Gregg Popovich has had so much success in this Lockout-shortened season. “He’s done a great job of resting his team and not let the stress of win-lose bother him,” Karl said.

— Karl said he’d vote for Kevin Durant for MVP, admittedly because he’s in West. “I love Durant because he’s taken a very young, young team at an early point in his career and lifted them to a championship caliber without really any help,” Karl said.

— Karl weighed in on Olympic players being paid. “I think we should give them a lot of prizes and presents,” Karl said. “I think there should be a fringe benefit instead of a [salary].”

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