Metta World Peace hopes to stay with Lakers for rest of careerPosted by Inside Hoops
At least one person is excited about his future with the Lakers.
Metta World Peace could become a free agent in July by declining a player option for $7.7 million next season. He doesn’t plan on it.
“I want to stay here the rest of my career,” he said, and “get past this adversity. I want to finish as a Laker.”
The adversity would be the team’s 17-24 record after a 95-83 loss Monday against Chicago.
It makes sense that World Peace, 33, wants to stay. He’s almost surely not going to get more than that as a free agent next season.
But whether he finishes his career with the Lakers might not be up to him.
– Reported by Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times