Metta World Peace, about to be formerly of the Los Angeles Lakers when the team uses its amnesty, has stated in the past he wants to play for a contender like the New York Knicks.
Or for China.
According to Shahan Ahmed of NBCLA via Twitter, World Peace does not want to play in the NBA next year:
— Shahan Ahmed (@shahanLA) July 12, 2013
Rotoworld further details the shocking news:
Metta World Peace told NBC Los Angeles he has no interest in playing in the NBA next season and would prefer to play in China.
World Peace’s other interests for next season? He wants to be a player development coach or play in the Arena Football League. We never know what to expect with MWP, but this seems a little out of bounds even for him. World Peace was placed on waivers Friday as the Lakers plan to use their amnesty buyout on him. World Peace’s own father said last week that his son planned to retire if bought out, but changed his tune Friday and said World Peace could play for the Knicks. Stay tuned.
Remember, this is World Peace we are talking about here. He’s like Chad Johnson—willing to say anything to get in the headlines. Of course, he could wind up playing in China if none of the NBA contenders want to take a chance on him.
Follow me on Twitter for more NFL, NBA and MLB news and analysis @Chris_Roling