New York Knicks To Give “Peace” A Chance
The New York Knicks defense just got a little bit better, and their locker room just got a little more interesting. Metta World Peace, the player formerly known as Ron Artest agreed to a two-year $3.2 million deal with the Knicks earlier today according to Yahoo! Sports.
World Peace became a free-agent on Sunday and has said that he would like to play for either the Knicks, L.A. Clippers or leave the NBA and play overseas for Shanghai in China's professional basketball league.
World Peace, 33, is a native of New York City, having grown up in Queensbridge. He also played college basketball for St. John's University but says its not as much about the city as wanting to win and play for a team with chemistry.
"Melo, Stoudamire, Coach...that's all its about right now," he said. "It has nothing to do with New York the city. Only as important as those players I'll be joining."
World Peace was waived by the L.A. Lakers last week. After not being claimed, he became a fee agent on Sunday. The Knicks will be his sixth team in 15 seasons.