In a move that surprised no one, Metta World Peace exercised his player option for 2013-14 on Tuesday to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to multiple reports.
World Peace is set to make 7.7 million in the final year of his contract with the Lakers, which is more than hed likely command in free agency. Tuesday was the deadline by which World Peace had to make his decision.
World Peaces four-season tenure with the Lakers has hardly been the smoothest, but he did win a ring in Los Angeles in 2010. However, hes best remembered for his odd outbursts and the seven-game suspension he faced in 2012 for elbowing then-Thunder guard James Harden.
Over the course of his four seasons in Los Angeles, World Peace has averaged 9.9 points and 4.0 rebounds while starting in 270 of 298 games. He saw something of a resurgence in 2012-13, averaging 12.4 points to his 7.7 in the previous season. As strange as his off-the-court persona may be, World Peace has been something of a fan favorit...