April 4, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers small forward Metta World Peace (15) controls the ball against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Metta World Peace Eyeing Los Angeles Clippers?


The Los Angeles Lakers used the amnesty clause on Metta World Peace earlier this week and the veteran forward in now left considering his options for next season. There are some reports that World Peace would prefer to play in China next season rather than the NBA, but a new report from Sam Amick of USA Today states World Peace has the Los Angeles Clippers at the top of his list of potential destinations. 

Of course, teams have the opportunity to claim World Peace over the next two days as they engage in a bidding war, which means he would still be paid the $7.7 million he’s owed in the final season of his current contract. A war for World Peace. Let that settle in for a minute.

From the USA Today report:

 The Queensbridge, N.Y. native previously had his hometown New York Knicks as his preferred choice his list of favorites, but he is now said to be more interested in joining the new-look Clippers while being able to avoid relocating. Both teams appear to have interest in adding World Peace, but would only be able to offer him a veteran’s minimum contract of $1.4 million annually.

According to Amick, World Peace would also like to play for the Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs and Indiana Pacers.

He is a unique character that the fans love, so let’s hope that he finds a home that makes him happy so we can enjoy some more entertaining World Peace sound bites for at least one more season. The worst case scenario is that he decides to call it a career and there is World Peace for no one.

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