Home
Former Laker Metta World Peace Says He’s ‘Not Retired’ Reviewed by Momizat on . After being amnestied by the Los Angeles Lakers last year, Metta World Peace signed with the New York Knicks on a one-year deal. Unfortunately, World Peace's st After being amnestied by the Los Angeles Lakers last year, Metta World Peace signed with the New York Knicks on a one-year deal. Unfortunately, World Peace's st Rating: 0
You Are Here: Home » News » Former Laker Metta World Peace Says He’s ‘Not Retired’

Former Laker Metta World Peace Says He’s ‘Not Retired’

Share on FacebookTweet about this on Twitter

After being amnestied by the Los Angeles Lakers last year, Metta World Peace signed with the New York Knicks on a one-year deal. Unfortunately, World Peace’s stint with the Knicks didn’t last long with the veteran forward playing in only 29 games before being bought out.

– Lakers Nation BLOWOUT SALE! Shirts Start At $12.50 + Free Shipping! Use Code: REDEMPTION –

Currently, World Peace is an assistant coach at Palisades High for the girls’ basketball team. Although World Peace is giving coaching a try on the high school level, the one-time NBA champion maintained he’s not retired in an interview with Larry King via Dan Devine of Yahoo Sports:

“I’m not retired — I’m just coaching,” World Peace told King. “People think because I coach that I’m retired. I’m not retired. I’m just coaching.”

At 34-years-old, World Peace’s best years are behind him. With that being said, the phone isn’t exactly ringing off the hook for the 15-year veteran as a free agent.

Although things ended prematurely in New York, World Peace hasn’t ruled out the possibility to returning to the Knicks with Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher in the fold:

“I don’t know yet. I don’t know,” World Peace said of a second round at Madison Square Garden. “I mean, maybe. You never know.”

The real question is if the Lakers are a still an option for the veteran forward. The roster in Los Angeles is starting to come together with only a few spots left, but the small forward position is a concern. Wesley Johnson is the only player on the roster outside of Nick Young that play the position and the Lakers brass may be looking for some insurance at a discount.

– Think You’re The Biggest Lakers Fan? Take The Ultimate Fan Quiz! –

World Peace would be an intriguing option for the Lakers if the two sides have mutual interest. There’s been no indication that the team is considering World Peace, but the former Defensive Player of the Year hasn’t ruled out the possibility of returning to Los Angeles.
______________________________________________________________________________________
Lakers Hire New Coach Byron Scott

Share on FacebookTweet about this on Twitter

About The Author

Lead Writer

Ryan is the Lead Writer at Lakers Nation - Lakers Beat Writer for Examiner / AXS - Born In UK - Proud England / Liverpool / Raiders Supporter - Follow Ryan on Twitter: @Lakers_Examiner

Number of Entries : 1650
  • Jim213

    Mark Medina:

    “Lakers make Wesley Johnson signing official.”

    Jordan Clarkson is left and another player (14).

    • Bob Sacamano

      How about Beasely? Yah he can’t/won’t play d but a platoon of him and Wes might work. Would be an upgrade over Boozer at SF.

      • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

        Boozer does not play SF… he is a PF and sometimes played center in Chicago.

        • VillainKing™

          Yeah Boozer can play center and I want to watch the combination of Randle and Boozer in the basketball court..

          • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

            That would be awesome… bruise brothers, if they get it done.

          • Al Haldie

            Put Randle at SF Hill at C and BOOZER at PF that’s a big bruise !!!

  • AK

    Lakers do not need mwp and that horrible shooting %, hes defense has diminished too PLEASE dont pick him up.

  • Badazztj12

    Sign back MWP to teach Wesley and X has to play defense

    • 16 of em

      NO NO..ID INVEST IN WES UNTIL METTA SHOWS HE IS IN GREAT CONDITION AND IS FOCUSED..I KNOW THE FANS WOULD LOVE THIS BUT ID HAVE TO SEE HIS GAME UPDATED UNTIL THEN SO WE DONT HAVE TO BUY HIM OUT…BEASLEY MAYBE..IF SCOTT CAN MAKE HIM PLAY DEFENSE THAT WOULD BE A STILL CUZ WE ALL KNOW HE CAN PUT UP BUCKETS…JUST DOSEE HIM IN THE ROTATION UNLESS XAVIER OR WES PLAY HORRIBLE

      • Al Haldie

        We have enough guys that can score – its the D that needs help !!

        • 16 of em

          IM WITH YOU..WE WILL BE FINE I THINK WE WILL BE SOLID WITH OUR SCHEME

  • nash screwed the lakers

    Dear Steve Nash,

    FUCK YOU!

    Don’t go out this way bro, don’t go out like a bum and shit. Train and condition your ass to get healthy for your last season. I hope you can play 15 minutes per game and 70 games is all I ask for. Don’t be like a lazy ass and sit out 70 games again for the 3rd season. Go out on a good note dude, don’t be like the guy who just sits around to collect his pay checks. I really don’t give a shit if your a Legend or one of the top 100 players of all-time. You certainly have been trash as a Laker. Stop playing Soccer or going on vacation trips bro, work out with your Canadian trainer like you did during mid season last year. Your back needs some conditioning, and playing Soccer does not help that. For once as a Laker, do something helpful and play about 70 games, please. The Lakers did you well by not stretching your fucking contract so you can remain close by with your daughters. Otherwise, your waived contract would have been picked up by some shitty team in the East and if you forfeit and retire, you would have lost over $6Million. I don’t need you to mentor Lin or Clarkson, I just want you to play. Please.

    Sincerely,
    Laker fan since Kobe was drafted.

    P.S.
    A big fuck you again, for playing the 10th game last season, you douche.

    • LakersAllDay

      Hahaha this seriously made me laugh so hard because everything is truuuue, I was excited whem we first signed him but then he got hurt in a preseason game -.-

    • h

      It would be fascinating to see you play with back nerve damage…. I would just love to see you try to play… Cause playing 70 games at the age of 40 is realistic… nash is not out of shape, its his nerves. Like I said arrogance to think he is “lazy”

    • Wayne Griffin Jr.

      To Nash screwed the…: you are a complete imbecile. You have not the slightest idea of what you are talking about and you should be banned from this site. Laker fan with a basketball IQ of zero. I suppose that’s why fan’s with no sports experience shouldn’t write anything when it comes to sports. Practice typing less and learning more…Laker fan since 78′.

    • Jan Rey

      can we make steve take a b-complex supplement? :)

  • Nic

    Actually Hill at C Boozer at PF and Randle at SF might be a good look for the lakers. randle showed he can handle the ball and play like a non crackhead Lamar. I’d like to see that happen

  • CORKY CARROLL

    maybe we get lucky with training camp invitees. I am not as up on the rules about this as I should be, but is it possible to invite non signed veteran FA’s to training camp for a look-see, like MWP, Marion and Beasley?

  • TJ Hookes Law

    Metta, your game retired when you missed that gimme layup against the Mavs in 2011 playoffs. No disrespect.

  • Jude Levi Pagutayao

    bring MWP back to LA. Lakers would be a playoff contender in the Western Conference.

Contact Us | Privacy Policy | © 2014 Medium Large, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Medium Large, LLC - All data and information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. The views and opinions expressed on this website are those of the authors and do not reflect the views or opinions of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Los Angeles Lakers, it's employees, or its’ affiliates. LakersNation.com is an independent fan site and not associated with or represent National Basketball Association or the Los Angeles Lakers. Furthermore, LakersNation.com makes no representations as to accuracy, suitability, or validity of any information on this website and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

Scroll to top