The closer we get to the deadline to use the amnesty provision, the more the rumblings that Metta World Peace will be the causality of it grow. In reality, it makes sense given the state of this Lakers squad. They aren’t a title contending team, a borderline playoff team at best. There’s no reason they should pay an exorbitant tax amount for this team. By using the amnesty provision on Metta, they’ll save nearly $30 million. It’s a no-brainer.
If this is indeed the end, Metta has had his fair share of memorable moments with the Lakers, both on and off the court. Let’s take a look back at some of his best through his four-year stint with the Lakers.