Report: Lakers Considering Signing Metta World Peace To One-Year Contract


The artist formerly known as Ron Artest could be on his way back to Tinseltown.

Yahoo! Sports reported Monday that the Los Angeles Lakers are considering signing forward Metta World Peace to a one-year contract.

According to the Yahoo! report, there’s no agreement in place, but the two sides have had talks. Perhaps most importantly, the idea of bringing World Peace back to L.A. is being supported by Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant.

Additionally, league sources told Yahoo! Sports that World Peace has been working out at the Lakers’ facility this summer.

World Peace last played in the NBA in 2013-14 when he appeared in 29 games with the New York Knicks. Prior to that, he played four seasons with the Lakers, helping them win the 2010 NBA Finals.

The 35-year-old averaged 4.8 points and two rebounds per game in his one season with the Knicks.

Thumbnail photo via Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports Images

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