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NBA: NY Knicks Sign Metta World Peace
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NBA: NY Knicks Sign Metta World Peace

Jul 15 2013, 5:54pm CDT | by

The New York Knicks signed Metta World Peace to a two-year deal worth roughly $3.2 million.

Metta World Peace is now a New York Knick.  Barry Stavro of the Los Angeles Times reports the controversial ex-Los Angeles Lakers forward agreed to a two-year, $3.2 million deal with his hometown...

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NBA: NY Knicks Sign Metta World Peace

Jul 15 2013, 5:54pm CDT | by

The New York Knicks signed Metta World Peace to a two-year deal worth roughly $3.2 million.

Metta World Peace is now a New York Knick. 

Barry Stavro of the Los Angeles Times reports the controversial ex-Los Angeles Lakers forward agreed to a two-year, $3.2 million deal with his hometown team. He originally hails from Queens, NY. He played collegiate ball at St John's University. 

Stavro adds the second year of the deal is a player option, citing various reports. Since no team with salary cap space bid on his services by the Sunday deadline, he was free to negotiate with any NBA team except the Lakers. 

New York will pay him $1.7 million in 2013-14 with the Lakers paying off the remaining $7.7 million owed him, per Stavro. 

Once the agreement was reached, World Peace tweeted, "Where Brooklyn at?" in reference to the Knicks' cross-town rivals, the Brooklyn Nets

When asked why he chose the Knicks, World Peace said it's all about the players, per a USA Today Sports update

"It's all about the players. The team is amazing. I'm excited to play and hustle. I'm excited to hustle for (Raymond) Felton, for Iman (Shumpert), for Tyson (Chandler), Melo (Anthony), (Amar'e) Stoudemire, coach (Mike Woodson). That's all it's about right now. It has nothing to do with New York the city. The only thing that's important is those players that I will be joining and touching the hardwood with. That's all that's important.

"I thought they had a lot of injuries this year. I don't think I'm a missing piece. I'm more honored to be playing with these players. That's what I really think."

The Lakers waived him by using their amnesty provision of the collective bargaining agreement to make way for $30 million in salary and luxury tax savings. 

World Peace averaged 12.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists for the Lakers last season. 


 
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Metta World Peace will wear PANDA SHOES in China

Sep 23 2014 6:58am CDT | Source: SBNation

Metta World Peace — AKA The Panda's Friend — is going to wear these shoes to play basketball. You can, too. There have been reports that the panda is detachable. This is not true and v important. The bear is not detachable. The Teddy bear is a permanent and is the pandas friend! The ears on the side are also not detachable. Enjoy — mettaworldpeace.com (@M ...
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1 week ago

Metta World Peace Blog: Wearing a Jersey is Wearing a Story

Sep 22 2014 8:59pm CDT | Source: Rant Sports

To wear a jersey is to wear a story on your back. It means being connected to the city that you play for. I have always played for the fans and, in China, it will be no different. Landing in the airport in Chengdu, I was nervous to start a new life. But, ...
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7 weeks ago

Metta World Peace To Change His Name Yet Again

Aug 7 2014 1:26pm CDT | Source: lakersnation

After not receiving much interest among NBA teams, one-time NBA champion Metta World Peace has chosen to take his talents to China. World Peace recently signed with Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association and is already making news overseas. – Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION “Mamba Strikes Back” T-Shirts? – According to […] ...
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7 weeks ago

World Peace becomes ‘The Pandas Friend’

Aug 7 2014 8:28am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The basketball player formerly known as Ron Artest has changed his name again. According to China Daily the name swap would be from Metta World Peace to “Panda Friend,” but Artest debunked that on on Twitter Thursday, confirming his new moniker is actually “The Pandas Friend.” Guys my chinese name is not "Panda Friend" , its "The Pandas Friend". — mettaworldpeace.com (@MettaWorldPeace) August 7, 2014 World Pe ...
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7 weeks ago

World Peace becomes ‘The Pandas Friend’

Aug 7 2014 8:28am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The basketball player formerly known as Ron Artest has changed his name again. According to China Daily the name swap would be from Metta World Peace to “Panda Friend,” but Artest debunked that on on Twitter Thursday, confirming his new moniker is actually “The Pandas Friend.” Guys my chinese name is not "Panda Friend" , its "The Pandas Friend". — mettaworldpeace.com (@MettaWorldPeace) Augus ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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7 weeks ago

World Peace becomes ‘The Pandas Friend’

Aug 7 2014 8:28am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The basketball player formerly known as Ron Artest has changed his name again. According to China Daily the name swap would be from Metta World Peace to “Panda Friend,” but Artest debunked that on on Twitter Thursday, confirming his new moniker is actually “The Pandas Friend.” Guys my chinese name is not "Panda Friend" , its "The Pandas Friend". — mettaworldpeace.com (@MettaWorldPeace) August 7, 2014 World Peace is changing his name in honour of his move to the S ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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7 weeks ago

World Peace becomes ‘The Pandas Friend’

Aug 7 2014 8:28am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The basketball player formerly known as Ron Artest has changed his name again. According to China Daily the name swap would be from Metta World Peace to “Panda Friend,” but Artest debunked that on on Twitter Thursday, confirming his new moniker is actually “The Pandas Friend.” Guys my chinese name is not "Panda Friend" , its "The Pandas Friend". — mettaworldpeace.com (@MettaWorldPeace) August 7 ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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7 weeks ago

World Peace becomes ‘The Pandas Friend’

Aug 7 2014 8:28am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The basketball player formerly known as Ron Artest has changed his name again. According to China Daily the name swap would be from Metta World Peace to “Panda Friend,” but Artest debunked that on on Twitter Thursday, confirming his new moniker is actually “The Pandas Friend.” Guys my chinese name is not "Panda Friend" , its "The Pandas Friend". — mettaworldpeace.com (@MettaWorldPeace) August 7, 2014 World Peace is changing his name in honour of his move to the ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 

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