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What they were thinking

What they were thinking: Lakers forward Metta World Peace

Every Sunday, Boston Globe photographer Stan Grossfeld asks the subject of one of his photos to explain what’s happening in the shot:

Metta World Peace: “My aggressiveness on the court will never change. That’s basketball, competition. I’m not going to be a nice guy on the court. It will never, ever happen. I’m very protective of my teammates. I’m a very hard-nosed player. I’m mixing it up all the time. The fans are brutal. Boston fans have no mercy. One guy said, ‘Hey, crazy boy, you still cuckoo?’ But I’d rather have a Nobel Prize than a world championship. It’s much more important.’’

Paul Pierce: “I don’t know what to say about that picture.’’