Metta World Peace's stint in New York didn't even last a full season before the Knicks and him mutually agreed to a contract buyout. World Peace seemed to not fit in the plans of the Knicks' management, but that all changed with the arrival of Phil Jackson.
Metta of course won a championship with the Lakers and Jackson was his coach. World Peace met up with Jackson at the Lakers-Knicks contest on Tuesday night and of course everyone wanted to know what they were talking about.
It was equivalent to a job interview. Metta World Peace, who lives in Beverly Hills, ran up to Phil Jackson’s Staples Center suite during halftime from his courtside seat for a chat Tuesday night during the Knicks’ 127-96 blowout loss to the Lakers.
World Peace is more than a month removed from a Knicks buyout — one he wouldn’t have asked for had he known the Zen Master was waiting in the wings as team president.
World Peace has told confidants he yearns for a second chance as a Knick after his first stint went sour. When asked if the former Ron Artest wants another shot at New York when he’s a free agent this summer, the confidant told The Post: “Abso-bleeping-lutely."
Could Metta have a second go around with the Knicks? He might have to put a hold on his tweets as well as his own brother's tweets.
[via NY Post]