The former Laker, who was released under the amnesty provision earlier this offseason (then promptly signed with his hometown New York Knicks) harbors no ill-feelings towards his former team. In fact, he thinks they’re destined to represent the Western Conference in the NBA Finals as he told ESPN New York:
“I think the Lakers are going to go to the NBA Finals,” World Peace said during a signing for his children’s book “Metta’s Bedtime Stories” in downtown Manhattan on Wednesday.
“I think Kobe [Bryant's] gonna be healthy, they’re gonna get Pau [Gasol]. The Lakers are gonna make a big trade like they always do. They’re gonna get another good player, boom, boom, and they’re gonna go to the Finals. I believe it. Kobe’s gonna come back, he’s gonna play team ball, and Pau’s gonna play well.”