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10/22/2013 12:45 pm ET

Metta World Peace Tells Tyler Hansbrough To 'Keep Being Tough' After Video Makes Headlines

Leave Tyler Hansbrough alone!

Metta World Peace didn't seem to like the headlines that were made from the brief altercation between him and the Toronto Raptors forward in a preseason game on Monday night. Hansbrough appeared to be upset after getting fouled from behind, but didn't realize it was World Peace who committed the foul until he turned around. Once he noticed who was behind him, Hansbrough backed down. After the video hit the internet, some media outlets and people on Twitter and poked fun at Hansbrough (the video uploaded to ESPN's account is titled "Metta Gives Hansbrough A Scare").

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But World Peace was quick to defend Hansbrough on Twitter after the game.

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