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.
I just got the news ... I'm so sad!!!— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) July 10, 2013
My news is that My favorite burger spot called "My Favorite Burger" added extra gratuity cost to the vegan burgers.. Worst day ever— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) July 10, 2013
And then "My Favorite Burger" took away the whole grain buns. These losers amnestied the buns.. Unreal man..— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) July 10, 2013
They waived the buns because the lettuce put them over the salary cap. I went into the restaurant furious. "No more whole grain buns. What!"— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) July 10, 2013
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.
Ok. I have to amnesty my jeans. Their too tight. I think I might waive my tooth brush also. I need a new one— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) July 10, 2013
I love Hiking!!! Come join me!!! pic.twitter.com/iWDep5TMw2— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) July 10, 2013
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.
Ron Artest Sr., just spoke with Metta and tells @SNYtv his son says he will retire if amnestied by the Lakers. Story coming.— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) July 9, 2013
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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