New York Knicks Sign Metta World Peace

Via   “The Knicks have agreed to sign unrestricted free agent forward Metta World Peace to a two-year contract worth $3.2 million, according to Yahoo! Sports and The deal reportedly includes a player option for the second season.  World Peace, who was released by the Lakers last week using the amnesty clause, was not claimed during the blind bidding process that follows every amnesty release.  “I want to do things that’s hard,” World Peace said, according to “That’s the challenged of being challenged. We all know [New York is] the hardest place to win. Since [1975], right? ’73. ’72-’73. Why not take on something that’s hard?”



“That’s the challenge of being challenged.”  Any time I make a mistake going forward or take on a new task, this is going to be my motto.

What the hell does that even mean?  Anyway, good for Metta.  He gets to go home, collect checks from a team he isn’t playing for and hang out with JR Smith and Melo (LaLa too.)  What could go wrong?  In basketball sense, it’s a great move for the Knicks.  Another body to guard Lebron and Wade and a guy who has become a pretty solid teammate and player over the past few years.  Plus he’s got what not many players have on the Knicks, a Championship Ring.  For the price they got him, it’ll probably be a steal.