Metta World Peace likes to make headlines, so it's no surprise to hear the latest Knicks recruit has had his say on all things New York - including Tim Tebow.

The Big Apple's media circus went crazy for Tebowmania when the former-Bronco signed for the New York Jets last season - only for it all to end on a rather sour note less than 12 months later.

Tebow was released after barely making an impact under Rex Ryan, but he's got one vocal supporter in Metta World Peace.

The Knicks forward is not afraid to ruffle a few feathers in New York, and wasted little time branding rival Brooklyn Nets forward the 'best trash talker' in the NBA.

And he seems to have succeeded in alienating half of New York - or the New York Giants fan base anyway - branding the Jets the number one team in the world.

"I love the Jets," World Peace told the New York Post. "Number one team…in the world."

As for Tebow, the Jets released him at the end of last season. He briefly trained with the New England Patriots but was let go before the start of the new campaign last month. He is now without an NFL team.

Still, World Peace believes he's a born-winner.

"Tebow, he don't lose, he wins," World Peace continued. "Name one time he lost. I don't understand this stuff. He didn't play. He wins games. What more could you ask for?"

The Tebow-less Jets are 3-2 this term after last night's stunning 30-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons on the road.

A near-flawless performance from rookie quarterback Geno Smith - he threw for 196 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions - helped the New York organisation beat an NFC team favoured by many to make it deep into the playoffs before the start of the season.

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