Metta World Peace hope to stay with Lakers
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.
-- LA Times