Originally posted on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 7/11/13

Metta World Peace was officially waived by the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, and Ron took to Twitter to let folks know it didn’t come out of the blue. Metta was waived and the Lakers have designated him as the team’s amnesty player as allowed by the Collective Bargaining Agreement, according to Mitch Kupchak. According to Lakers.com: “It’s tough to say goodbye to a player such as Metta, who has been a significant part of our team the past four seasons. For anyone who’s had the opportunity to get to know him, it’s impossible not to love him,” said Kupchak. “He has made many contributions to this organization, both in his community work as well as in our games; perhaps no more so than in his clutch play in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals in helping to lead us over the Celtics in one of the greatest playoff wins in Lakers history. We thank Metta for all his contributions and wish him the best of luck in the future.” Mitch Called me first.. Thanks — Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) July 11, 2013 Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

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