Metta World Peace Launches Hilariously Odd Tweets Amid Amnesty Rumors

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterJuly 10, 2013

Jan 20, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace (15) warms up before playing against the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Lakers 108-103. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports
Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

We hate to see him go, but damn if we don't thoroughly enjoy reading his tweets as Metta World Peace possibly walks away. 

Dom Cosentino of Deadspin spotted a number of tweets from the Lakers star who is on the verge of being released by the team. 

As you can see from the following posts from MWP, the man hasn't lost one bit of his odd humor. 

On Monday, Kevin Ding of The Orange County Register reported the Lakers would use their amnesty provision to shed World Peace's salary from their roster. 

As of this writing, MWP remains a part of the organization and continues to fill his Twitter feed with gems like the ones that follow. 

All that remains amid the scattered ravings of a colorful character are mere rumors and speculation on what the Lakers plan to do next. 

World Peace's father had thoughts as seen in the following tweet from Adam Zagoria of SportsNet New York

USA Today's Sam Amick had a breakdown on teams that might procure the services and the personality of the NBA star if he is indeed let go via the amnesty provision. 

According to a person with knowledge of World Peace's situation, the list of teams that he would most like to play for starts with the New York Knicks and is followed in order by the Los Angeles Clippers, Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs and the Indiana Pacers.

For Lakers fans hurting from the recent departure of Dwight Howard and the apparent direction of the organization into the depths of the standings, it would seem World Peace's departure would be met with a great deal of fan vitriol. 

From hilarious postgame interviews to Game 7 plays that are still getting love from the likes of Kobe Bryant, there is no shortage of support for World Peace in Southern California. 

The entirety of Purple and Gold faithful sit and wait to see if the organization will try to save a buck by losing its best character. Whatever happens, we will always have Twitter. 


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