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Metta World Peace Pays Tribute To Whitney Houston Via Twitter

As the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, and Los Angeles Kings are all away from Staples Center on long road trips, the buzz around Los Angeles this weekend is the Grammy Awards, which will be held Sunday night at the downtown L.A. venue. The music world took a huge hit on Saturday, when Whitney Houston died at age 48.

Houston, the six-time Grammy winner, had her most memorable crossover into the sports world in 1991, when she performed one of the best versions ever of the national anthem prior to Super Bowl XXV.

Metta World Peace, who as Ron Artest wore number 37 in his first year with the Lakers because that's how many weeks Michael Jackson's album Thriller spent atop the Billboard charts, reacted to the news of Houston's death via Twitter.

"Whitney will always be here!!!!! Angels don't go to far; they just relay messages to the heavens and back to us," World Peace tweeted, and added another tweet with lyrics from one of many number one hits for Houston:

"yea I wanna dance with somebody I wanna feel the heat with somebody Yea I wanna dance with somebody With somebody who loves me" XO and RIP
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Most eyes will be on Staples Center tonight for the Grammy Awards, where Jennifer Hudson will be a part of a musical tribute to Houston during the show.

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