Lakers Rumors: Kobe Bryant On Board With Metta World Peace’s Return To L.A.

Last night, it was revealed that the Los Angeles Lakers and Metta World Peace had held discussions about a possible reunion. While a deal is not considered to be¬†imminent,¬†Adrian Wojnarowksi from Yahoo Sports says that the Lakers are “seriously considering” the addition of MWP.

Also, unsurprisingly, Kobe Bryant is said to be on board with the idea of World Peace returning to the Lakers, according to Broderick Turner from the L.A. Times:

According to one NBA official, Kobe Bryant liked the idea of Metta World Peace coming back to the Lakers, but would let the front office make the final decision.

Turner also reports that MWP has been training at the Lakers’ practice facility over the last two months – and he’s also been playing pickup games with Julius Randle – so the organization clearly know what kind of shape the 35-year-old is currently in.

World Peace played for the Lakers from 2009 until 2013 and won a championship with the squad during his first year with the franchise.

Since being amnestied by the purple and gold, the player formally known as Ron Artest has played for a number of teams all over the world, though he’s always retained a base in Los Angeles and would certainly welcome a return to the Lakers.

Written by Ross Pickering

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  1. I like the idea. He’s a good player, and always had Kobe’s back. Takes no sh– from anyone, and the fans like him. Yeah, it would work I think.

  2. I love Ron too. With that being said. We Lakers fans have a huge problem with looking in the past too much. Come on guys, really. I thought we we’re trying to move forward. You know youth movement. Well what are we doing now guys ? Are we moving forward or are we moving backwards? We can keep doing both.