Dec 10, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Knicks small forward Metta World Peace reacts in the first quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Metta World Peace wants to re-join New York Knicks


Veteran small forward Metta World Peace (also known as Ron Artest) asked for and was granted his release from the New York Knicks last month, but it’s not something he would have done had he known that Phil Jackson would eventually join the franchise.

World Peace was seen sitting in a luxury box with Jackson on Tuesday when the Los Angeles Lakers hosted the Knicks and now he reportedly wants to re-join the team, this according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.

World Peace has told confidants he yearns for a second chance as a Knick after his first stint went sour. When asked if the former Ron Artest wants another shot at New York when he’s a free agent this summer, the confidant told The Post:

“Abso-bleeping-lutely.’’

But would the Knicks have interest in bringing him back? That’s a question that probably won’t be answered until after the Knicks make their offseason moves and see what holes they need filled.

In other words, don’t hold your breath.

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