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07:09 AM ET 07.10 | Metta World Peace's basketball career could see one of its final chapters play out where it all started. The New York Knicks will be among the teams hoping to sign [World Peace] if he's amnestied by the Los Angeles Lakers and hits the free-agent market, a league source told Yahoo! Sports. The Los Angeles Lakers are expected to amnesty World Peace, who will make $7.7 million in the final year of his contract, as early as Wednesday. The New York native would then be subjected to the NBA's amnesty waiver process. Teams with salary-cap space can bid on amnestied players with the highest bidder being awarded the player. If World Peace clears waivers, he is free to sign with the team of his choosing. The Knicks would like to sign him using the veteran's minimum.

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July 10, 2013  07:23 AM ET

The Lakers are bringing the championship team back together. Jordan Farmar is back w/ the Lakers. The Mad Dog Madsen is already back. Luke and Vujecic could be next...

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July 10, 2013  07:26 AM ET

Is there not any aging star the Knicks won't sign?

July 10, 2013  07:28 AM ET

Instead of keeping Bengay in their kits, the training staff will have Preparation H

July 10, 2013  07:59 AM ET
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The Lakers are bringing the championship team back together. Jordan Farmar is back w/ the Lakers. The Mad Dog Madsen is already back. Luke and Vujecic could be next...

NBA reunion season? We get the old roster back. You get Devin Harris and now I hear Lamar Odom is going to sign with Dallas again instead of LAL...

July 10, 2013  08:00 AM ET
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Ron Ron on the cheap will be a hot commodity Teams could always use a little crazy.

He's retiring. Once you leave the Lakers, there's no point in living anymore...

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July 10, 2013  08:19 AM ET
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NBA reunion season? We get the old roster back. You get Devin Harris and now I hear Lamar Odom is going to sign with Dallas again instead of LAL...

Hey, I forgot Odom will be back w/ the Lakers also. I think Bynum wants to be back w/ the Lakers.

July 10, 2013  08:20 AM ET
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...and now I hear Lamar Odom is going to sign with Dallas again instead of LAL...

Sometimes - you are just mean.

July 10, 2013  08:20 AM ET
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Ron Ron on the cheap will be a hot commodity Teams could always use a little crazy.

Don't you have JR already? 1 more crazy guy to team up w/ Martin and JR...

July 10, 2013  08:21 AM ET
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He's retiring. Once you leave the Lakers, there's no point in living anymore...

I'm sitting here thinkin to myself.....has their ever been a player who had a successful career AFTER leaving the Lakers? I know Shaq got a ring afterwards, but he played second fiddle to D-Wade.

July 10, 2013  08:21 AM ET
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Sometimes - you are just mean.

lol

July 10, 2013  08:22 AM ET
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I'm sitting here thinkin to myself.....has their ever been a player who had a successful career AFTER leaving the Lakers? I know Shaq got a ring afterwards, but he played second fiddle to D-Wade.

Dwight might change that.

July 10, 2013  08:26 AM ET
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Don't you have JR already? 1 more crazy guy to team up w/ Martin and JR...

Whoa! Instead of the Big Three, that sounds like the Crips Three...

July 10, 2013  08:27 AM ET
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I'm sitting here thinkin to myself.....has their ever been a player who had a successful career AFTER leaving the Lakers? I know Shaq got a ring afterwards, but he played second fiddle to D-Wade.

Dang, I was just being a homer. So, thanks for the observation.

July 10, 2013  08:30 AM ET
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He's retiring. Once you leave the Lakers, there's no point in living anymore...

I guess Howard's going to his own burial in Houston. There comes a time where each franchise has to bite the bullet and build from scratch. I was quite surprised Lakers didn't amnesty Kobe and his corky attitude.

July 10, 2013  08:31 AM ET
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I'm sitting here thinkin to myself.....has their ever been a player who had a successful career AFTER leaving the Lakers? I know Shaq got a ring afterwards, but he played second fiddle to D-Wade.

True, Shaq won with DWade. Howard has a shot but he is not Shaq and I am not sure Harden is DWade when it comes to take over crucial games under pressure. Last two finals ago Harden was nowhere to be seen.

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July 10, 2013  09:29 AM ET

Metta Whirled Peas (aka Ron Artest) would best serve the NBA by silently sinking into oblivion.

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