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Did World Peace save his contract?

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08:09 AM ET 05.23 | Who stays and who goes in L.A.? Metta World Peace hardly showed much concern as to whether he's part of that equation even though the Lakers have the option to cut his two-year, $15-million salary through the amnesty clause. "That's something you'd have to ask them," World Peace said in his exit interview Tuesday at the Lakers' practice facility in El Segundo. "It's one day after the season. It's something you'd have to ask them." Earlier this season it appeared World Peace would be a likely candidate for amnesty, especially after arriving to training camp out of shape. But World Peace went on a tear in April, averaging 14 points per game and looking livelier on defense.

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May 23, 2012  08:16 AM ET

He cost his team with his stupidity... and the Lakers need to clear cap space.



Adios, MoFo...

May 23, 2012  08:20 AM ET

Hell no....amnesty!

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May 23, 2012  08:36 AM ET
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He cost his team with his stupidity... and the Lakers need to clear cap space. Adios, MoFo...

I still think the Flagrant foul that was called in Game 5 against MWP is not fair.

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May 23, 2012  09:16 AM ET

I'm Pretty sure laker fans thank you for helping kobe get his fifth ring, but Your gone World-Peace....

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May 23, 2012  09:22 AM ET
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I still think the Flagrant foul that was called in Game 5 against MWP is not fair.

ANY flagrants called against this lunatic is absolutely called for. He's earned it!!

Talented player and all, he's a psychopath and needs help.

May 23, 2012  09:27 AM ET

Either Way You Get Paid, Bro.

May 23, 2012  09:43 AM ET

I don't care if Peace comes back or not. Until Kobe learns to respect his team mates in public and private Lakers will continue to be a fine mess...

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May 23, 2012  10:12 AM ET
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I don't care if Peace comes back or not. Until Kobe learns to respect his team mates in public and private Lakers will continue to be a fine mess...

LOL, you won't let it go, will you??? Kobe has five rings and was in three straight NBA Finals, is this the "fine mess" you are talking about??? The Lakers have had two down years (for them), they will be back, it make take a few years.

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May 23, 2012  10:16 AM ET
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Be fair. Kobe is the reason the Lakers have won their last 5 titles and much of the reason they were even in the playoffs long enough to lose to the Thunder. Who else was doing anything?The real problem here is Mike Brown.

Mike Brown's fault? This is his first year as their head coach! When you have players making 3 times the money the head coach is making, and a front office that listens to the star player before the head coach, it is impossible for ANY coach to succeed. It's like a teacher trying to prep a student to take a test, the teacher can't take the test for the student...the student has to want to take the test! Rediculous.

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