Apr 14, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace (15) is defended by San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) at the Staples Center. The Lakers defeated the Spurs 91-88. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers Will Amnesty Metta World Peace

Earlier today we learned that Metta World Peace didn’t even know that Dwight Howard chose the Houston Rockets over the Los Angeles Lakers. If he still hasn’t paid much attention to the news lately, he should — the Lakers have decided to amnesty the small forward.

Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register reports that the controversial basketball athlete and founder of the Artest Media Group will be waived to save some money.

It was just back in late June when it was reported that World Peace would play out the rest of his contract. Now with Howard out of the picture, it looks more like the Lakers have decided to scrub this upcoming season to make enough room for the huge roster of free agents next year.

Despite World Peace’s antics on the court, there’s no doubt that he loved playing for the Lakers and played hard for them. He’ll be most remembered for aiding them in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals when he had 20 points against the Boston Celtics, one of his best performances in the postseason en route to his first championship ring.

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