Well, this comes as a bit of a surprise.
According to a tweet from Yahoo Sports writer Adrian Wojnarowski, the Los Angeles Lakers are “seriously considering” signing former member of the purple and gold, Metta World Peace.
World Peace won a championship with the Lakers in 2010 before being amnestied by the team in 2013.
Now 35, World Peace could be a good role model for the Lakers’ younger players.
While the player formally known as Ron Artest was a wildcard in his younger years, the NBA champion has mellowed during his thirties and has proven to be a solid leader. He also has a lot of expertise when it comes to the defensive end of the floor, and he’d surely be able to help out the young players when it comes to that part of the game.
Additionally, aside from Kobe Bryant, World Peace has history with Julius Randle. The pair played against each other this summer in what sounds like a heated battle, so facing World Peace every single day in practice would surely be a good thing for Randle’s on court development.