After the Lakers waived forward Metta World Peace via the amnesty clause, saving some $20 million in salary and luxury tax fees next year, the speculation started immediately over where World Peace might land. The Knicks were considered to be frontrunners, especially given World Peace's desire to play in a larger market.
— Shahan Ahmed (@shahanLA) July 12, 2013
Wait, what? So now, as it turns out, Metta World Peace is retiring. At age 33. World Peace is still a very solid small forward, and while perhaps not worth the $7.9 million the Lakers would have owed him, he could easily sign for $6 million. But retire?
Metta said his top desires are playing in China, working with a team as a player development coach, and playing arena football. #Lakers— Shahan Ahmed (@shahanLA) July 12, 2013
Ah, now it makes sense. I mean it doesn't make sense at all, but that's exactly why it makes sense. This is Metta World Peace. Of course he wants to go play arena football. Or play in China. Or whatever.
Metta then brought it on twitter.
I'm going to play for Yao Mings team in china! I can't wait to arrive in Shanghai !!— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) July 11, 2013
Ok. Magic didnt call me so I can not play for dodgers. I'm the best MLB player that ever touched the earth. I bat .500— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) July 12, 2013
I also decided not to play hockey because all the players said they would retire. I told them I am a nice guy , don't be intimidated— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) July 12, 2013
Never change, Metta, never change.Back to the Los Angeles Lakers Newsfeed