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''Now, the mentality is different from when I was younger. I always had the street mentality, but when you're older you get more mature. When you play angry you can't focus. I've got five more years to have a great time, so I will be playing with a lot of fire but not anger, just passion.'' Cantu, which called signing World Peace ''the coup of the century,'' was 10th in the 16-team Lega A, with 17 games remaining. The top eight qualify for the playoffs. Cantu last won the title 34 years ago. NBA.com

His Cantu shirt bears the name The Panda's Friend. Cantu fans greeted him at Milan's Malpensa Airport with toy pandas, and chants of ''Canturini Ale'' (hooray for Cantu fans). He joined in the singing. ''The panda is a funny, loveable animal, which defends its territory well,'' World Peace said. ''It's strong but calm. It suits me perfectly. ''People who have followed my career still call me Ron and that's OK, most of the young kids call me Metta, and then everyone in China calls me Panda. In the Middle East they call me World Peace,'' he joked. NBA.com

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World Peace, who said he will retire when he turns 40, said his new attitude has improved his performance on the court. "When you play angry you can't focus," he said. "I've got five more years to have a great time, so I will be playing with a lot of fire but not anger, just passion." USA Today Sports

"I always wanted to play in Europe for a long time," World Peace said. "They move the ball and they move bodies and that's what I like doing. I'm looking forward to playing team basketball and being smart as well as scoring. I can score but I'm excited about team basketball." USA Today Sports

Heading into the swansong of his career, former NBA All-Star Metta World Peace is a changed man. World Peace, who signed for Pallacanestro Cantu in a move the Italian team called "the coup of the century," is known as much for his controversies as for his on-court talent. "I had an up and down career," the 35-year-old World Peace said Thursday. "I grew up playing basketball on the streets of New York City and it was very, very rough and I started playing in the NBA in the same way. Now the mentality is different from when I was younger. I always had the street mentality, but when you're older you get more mature." USA Today Sports

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Arash Markazi: Clippers are not interested in Metta World Peace at the moment as much as I'd like them to be for entertainment purposes. Twitter @ArashMarkazi

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Sanders quickly went from being hailed as a foundational piece for the Bucks to being derided as untradable. He went from being a potential Defensive Player of the Year candidate to a guy who barely contributed thanks in part to a thumb injury he sustained on the same night he was caught on tape heaving alcohol bottles at strangers. He went from being an intimidating paint presence to a player whose season slipped away amid locker-room squabbles and confrontations with referees. How did Sanders get to the point where he was drawing comparisons with Metta World Peace and Dennis Rodman? “If you want to get to know a person, Sanders said, "talk to the person.” Sports Illustrated

December 9, 2014 Updates

The Chinese Basketball Association's Sichuan Blue Whales have denied waiving Metta World Peace, saying that the former NBA player will stay with the team while nursing his injury. CRI.cn

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