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Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Metta World Peace bombs on ‘DWTS; Hope Solo fares better

Say this about the dancing of Metta World Peace, formerly Ron Artest: It makes his standup comedy routine look really, really good.

Perhaps Peace erred in going with the Rodman homage in his first spin on “Dancing with the Stars” on Monday night. Perhaps his partner, Peta Murgatroyd, let him down in the chemistry department. Perhaps he’s simply the worst dancer this side of Elaine Benes. Sweet fancy Moses, the NBA lockout cannot end quickly enough.

Because of footwork that a judge described as “atrocious,” he managed a measly 14 points (out of 30) and, barring an epic rally, seems unlikely to be the next athlete to win the competition.

The show’s other jock, Hope Solo performed better. Despite looking ill at ease, the goalie for the U.S. national soccer team managed 21 points with Maksim Chmerkovskiy and at least one judge said she has “a bright future.” Which means that, unlike Peace, she probably will be around for a few weeks.

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