HoopsHype Metta World Peace rumors

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Former NBA star Metta World Peace (originally known as Ron Artest) expressed his love for the Philippines and for Manny Pacquiao but did not comment on reports that the "Pacman" wants to hire him as an import in the Philippine Basketball Association. It was revealed last week that Pacquiao, now a player-coach aside from being a boxer and a congressman, is thinking of hiring World Peace as the import for KIA during the import-laced conferences in the PBA. ABS-CBN News

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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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"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

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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

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