I'm glad to have had this man be a part of the Lakers organization. He has clearly come a long way since the Malice in Auburn Palace. The shot he hit in game 7 and the defense he played throughout the Finals runs was truly something special. He will be missed but never forgotten for his great contributions.
Thank-you Metta World Peace a.k.a. Ron Artest!
The Los Angeles Lakers released Metta World Peace via the amnesty clause on Thursday.
"It's tough to say goodbye to a player such as Metta, who has been a significant part of our team the past four seasons. For anyone who's had the opportunity to get to know him, it's impossible not to love him," Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said in a release. "He has made many contributions to this organization, both in his community work as well as in our games; perhaps no more so than in his clutch play in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals in helping to lead us over the Celtics in one of the greatest playoff wins in Lakers history. We thank Metta for all his contributions and wish him the best of luck in the future."