HoopsHype Metta World Peace rumors

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Metta World Peace will change his name in The Pandas Friend for his season in China. And he showed up in Venice Beach dressed up as a panda. Sportando

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It’s official, Metta World Peace is going to China. In an interview with reporters in China, Sichuan GM says Metta World Peace and the Sichuan Blue Whales have reached an agreement that will see the 14-year NBA veteran spend the 2014-2015 basketball season in China. Basketball Buddha

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"I'm not retired — I'm just coaching," World Peace told King. "People think because I coach that I'm retired. I'm not retired. I'm just coaching." When King asked whether World Peace still wants to play, the 15-year veteran immediately replied, "Absolutely." "I think because of last year, people think I'm still hurt," said World Peace, who played only 388 minutes for New York due in part to struggles with a strained left knee — the same knee in which he suffered a tear to the lateral meniscus during his final season with the Los Angeles Lakers, only to return, somewhat shockingly, less than two weeks after undergoing surgery. I'm not hurt. I got hurt a year ago, a year and a half ago," he said. "Just like anybody else, if they got hurt a year and a half ago, they'd heal. Two years, I'm healthy." Yahoo! Sports

July 20, 2014 Updates

The Knicks have discussed whether to extend a training-camp invitation to Metta World Peace on a mostly non-guaranteed deal. World Peace is eager to reunite with his former Lakers coach, Phil Jackson, and his former Los Angeles teammate, coach Derek Fisher, and erase the bitter memory of his original homecoming. “[World Peace] has the utmost respect for Phil and Derek,’’ his agent, Marc Cornstein, told The Post. “There’s a history there. They know he’s out there.’’ New York Post

July 19, 2014 Updates

The Knicks have discussed whether to extend a training-camp invitation to Metta World Peace on a mostly non-guaranteed deal. World Peace is eager to reunite with his former Lakers coach, Phil Jackson, and his former Los Angeles teammate, coach Derek Fisher, and erase the bitter memory of his original homecoming. “[World Peace] has the utmost respect for Phil and Derek,’’ his agent, Marc Cornstein, told The Post. “There’s a history there. They know he’s out there.’’ New York Post

Sources told The Post World Peace never would have asked for his release if he had known Jackson was coming. If he doesn’t an invite to the Knicks’ training camp, he may become the assistant coach for the Palisades High girls basketball team in Los Angeles. When the Knicks played at Staples Center on March 25, World Peace visited Jackson in his luxury suite. A source close to World Peace told The Post in March he would be interested in a second stint. “Abso-f—–g-lutely,’’ the source said. New York Post

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