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Silver Screen and Roll Apr 14, 2017
Metta World Peace confirmed his time with the Lakers is over

Metta World Peace confirmed his time with the Lakers is over

He added that he wants to keep playing. The biggest takeaway from Metta World Peace’s press conference with the media following his exit interview with the Los Angeles Lakers front office was that it sounded highly unlikely he’d be returning to the team for another season. World Peace averaged 2.3 points in 6.4 minutes per game over the course of 25 appearances for the Lakers during the 2016-17 season, and in most cases a player with those numbers either departing their team or not being brought back wouldn’t be anything close to a surprise. However, it was clear over the last two...
Los Angeles Times Apr 13, 2017

Metta World Peace says Lakers are 'probably not going to bring me back' next season

Metta World Peace isn’t likely to return to the Lakers next season. “Magic [Johnson] said he’s probably not going to bring me back,” World Peace said Thursday at the team’s training facility in El Segundo after a brief meeting with members of the Lakers' front office. “We talked ‘bout the season...

Lakers’ Metta World Peace said Magic Johnson informed him he’s probably not returning

EL SEGUNDO — Instead of waxing nostalgia about his longevity, Metta World Peace said Magic Johnson revealed one thing in his exit meeting. “They’re probably not going to bring me back,” World Peace said. That news is not entirely surprising. …
Silver Screen and Roll Apr 13, 2017
Metta World Peace says Magic Johnson told him the Lakers ‘probably’ won’t bring him back

Metta World Peace says Magic Johnson told him the Lakers ‘probably’ won’t bring him back

Los Angeles’ new head honcho isn’t giving World Peace much of a chance. Metta World Peace’s return to the Los Angeles Lakers two seasons ago came out of the blue, and his return to the team this season at 37-years old was even more surprising. Given those unexpected events, it’s technically not impossible World Peace could return, but it sounds like it’s unlikely. “That was Magic said, that he’s probably not going to bring me back,” World Peace told the media following his exit interview with Lakers General Manager Rob Pelinka and President of Basketball Operations Magic...
Liberty Ballers Apr 13, 2017
Land the Picks, Bryan: failure to tank puts Lakers at lottery disadvantage

Land the Picks, Bryan: failure to tank puts Lakers at lottery disadvantage

Heading into the May 16 drawing with unfavorable odds, Los Angeles created a possible doomsday scenario by winning meaningless games. Whether it was poetic justice for resting healthy players or taking advantage of depleted rosters, the Los Angeles Lakers somehow pieced together a 5-2 record in April. An unexpected, convenient turnaround by L.A. catapulted Tinseltown above Phoenix on Tuesday, with a win over New Orleans solidifying their No. 3 seed in next month’s lottery. Through Metta World Peace’s fire-at-will mindset against Minnesota on Sunday, D’Angelo Russell’s fortunate roll...
The Advocate Apr 12, 2017
Pelicans fall to Lakers 108-96 in fifth straight loss

Pelicans fall to Lakers 108-96 in fifth straight loss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Metta World Peace had the ball in his hands with the crowd on its feet for the Lakers' final possession in what might be his final game at Staples Center.

Metta World Peace shines in what may be Staples Center finale

Metta World Peace shines in what may be Staples Center finale
Sun Herald Apr 12, 2017

Bill Plaschke: MWP was MVP for one night

LOS ANGELES_He joined the Lakers in the summer of 2009 as a troublemaker, a pariah, a plague. Ron Artest was signed, Trevor Ariza walked, and an NBA championship locker room …
Silver Screen and Roll Apr 12, 2017
Lakers Podcast: Should Metta World Peace retire after his incredible night?

Lakers Podcast: Should Metta World Peace retire after his incredible night?

That was fun. The Los Angeles Lakers entered Tuesday night with an excruciatingly tenuous hold on the chance of maybe tying the Phoenix Suns for the NBA’s second-worst record. Both teams’ games started at the same time. Those chances went out the window rather quickly. An hour and some change later, no one cared. Not even a little bit. Metta World Peace played what will probably (read: hopefully) be his last game at Staples Center in a Laker (read: NBA) uniform. This isn’t meant negatively, more that it’s hard to think of any more incredible scenario than we saw last night. I...
Los Angeles Times Apr 12, 2017

Plaschke | Many questioned Metta World Peace’s arrival, but he’ll leave as an unquestioned champ

He joined the Lakers in the summer of 2009 as a troublemaker, a pariah, a plague. Ron Artest was signed, Trevor Ariza walked, and an NBA championship locker room was suddenly in peril. “What are they thinking? What are they doing?” I wrote in this newspaper. “They send the kid packing for an aging...
Boston Herald Apr 12, 2017
Metta scores 18 in possible farewell, Lakers top Pels 108-96

Metta scores 18 in possible farewell, Lakers top Pels 108-96

LOS ANGELES — Metta World Peace had the ball in his hands with the crowd on its feet for the Lakers' final possession in what might be his final game at Staples Center.And he let the shot clock run out."There was no need to (shoot)," he said. "We won the game. Five in a row. This is great."Leave it to a man who named himself World Peace to remind everybody what's really important, even on a night dedicated to celebrating him.World Peace scored a team-leading 18 points in the second half, and Los Angeles extended its longest winning streak in four years to five games with a 108-96 victory...
Silver Screen and Roll Apr 12, 2017
Lakers vs. Pelicans Final Score: Metta World Peace dominates, Lakers win 108-96

Lakers vs. Pelicans Final Score: Metta World Peace dominates, Lakers win 108-96

METTA! It’s 2017 and Metta World Peace dominated a game of basketball, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 108-96 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. World Peace scored a team-high 18 points, sliding into the Lakers’ starting lineup in the absence of D’Angelo Russell. Yes, these Lakers are now on a five-game winning streak. Life works in peculiar ways. It was another amazing moment Tuesday night, though. This time it was what might be a hero’s goodbye for Ron Ron in STAPLES Center. The crowd was going absolutely crazy for him, with MET-TA chants echoing through the arena akin to...
Orange County Register Apr 12, 2017
Lakers’ Metta World Peace shines in 108-96 win over Pelicans

Lakers’ Metta World Peace shines in 108-96 win over Pelicans

LOS ANGELES – Underneath the smile and friendly personality, Metta World Peace acknowledged he was upset. After hearing Nick Young and Lou Williams talk trash about his age during training camp, World Peace remained determined this season to climb the Lakers’ leaderboard that calculates drills won in practice. On the final practice, however, World Peace […]
Sun Herald Apr 12, 2017

Metta scores 18 in possible farewell, Lakers top Pels 108-96

Metta World Peace scored a team-leading 18 points during what might have been his final home game for the Lakers, and Los Angeles extended its late-season winning streak to five …
Los Angeles Times Apr 12, 2017

Lakers rout Pelicans in last home game of the season

To start their home slate and to end it, the Lakers won. On Tuesday night they said goodbye to a player who earned an unlikely place in the franchise’s lore with a critical three-pointer in Game 7 of the NBA finals against the Boston Celtics in 2010. The young Lakers feted Metta World Peace with...

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