December 25, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) controls the ball against the defense of Los Angeles Lakers small forward Metta World Peace (15) during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

MWP signs with Knicks


Metta World Peace was amnestied by the Lakers late last week, making himself available to be claimed via the waiver wire. However, after he cleared that unclaimed, Metta became a free agent. Many thought the Knicks and Metta shared mutual interest, followed by the Clippers and possibly even China. Those rumors were confirmed Monday afternoon when Metta agreed to a two-year deal with the Knicks.

 

 

MWP was a childhood Knicks fans and has maintained he’s a fan of the team throughout his career, often appearing in Knicks apparel. Most recently, he posted a picture on Instagram in a Lakers shirt and Knicks hat.

 

I love Hiking!!! Come join me!!!

 

For MWP, this is a match made in heaven, as he goes home and gets to play in the bright lights while also being in an environment where he can excel.

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