View Full Version : Metta World Peace asks NBPA for retirement papers

03-13-2012, 02:52 PM
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Metta World Peace is a potential amnesty candidate for the Lakers this offseason. If the team desires to get below the luxury tax line, removing the contract of Peace from the books makes sense. HOOPSWORLD is reporting that Peace has asked the NBPA for retirement papers in an attempt to scare teams away from claiming him off amnesty waivers.
According to HOOPSWORLD.com:

Lakers forward Metta World Peace has asked the NBA Player Association for instructions on how to file retirement papers. According to his agent David Bauman, Metta intends to finish out his contract (two remaining years at $7.3 million and $7.7 million, the latter an early-termination option for Peace) but is preparing for the possibility that the Lakers amnesty him this coming summer. Retirement would essentially be a threat to dissuade a team with cap room that might have designs on putting an amnesty claim in for Peace.

03-13-2012, 02:58 PM
Wow.....what an ego.

03-13-2012, 03:00 PM
Hopefully he does retire. Honestly I think if he was amnestied, nobody would even pick him up. His production is down, and he is still a headache. Have fun with Agent Zero.

03-13-2012, 04:08 PM
I know this may sound harsh, but good riddance.

Major Cold
03-13-2012, 04:19 PM
I know this may sound harsh, but good riddance.

http://mygaming.co.za/news/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Star-Trek-happy-Picard-530x298.jpg ----make a smiley

03-13-2012, 04:51 PM
HA he doesn't need to threaten to retire to scare teams off, they already don't want you Ron.