In today's pointless news story of the day, USA Today writer and Dwight Howard-story breaker Sam Amick has reported that Metta World Peace (formally known as Ron Artest), is interested in joining the Brooklyn Nets.

Amick reports that the soon-to-be amnestied World Peace has a list, and quite a long and specific one at that.

"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."

Good on World Peace for wanting to play in Brooklyn (if of course New York and Los Angeles don't work for him), but there is no way the Nets are going to get World Peace, nor should they want him.

First off, the only way World Peace could get to the Nets is if nobody bids on him following his release. Seeing as former amnesty candidate Travis Outlaw got bidded on, I find it highly unlikely that World Peace won't.

And even if World Peace gets through the bidding, the Nets can only offer him the veterans minimum. And maybe he'll take that, but you can bet the Knicks will almost certainly offer that contract as well, a team higher on his list.

This, of course, is dependent on whether or not the Nets even offer World Peace a contract. A vet minimum deal will cost approximately $5M when taking luxury tax into account because of how far the Nets are over the cap.

Plus, I, along with most Nets fans, probably don't want this lunatic anywhere near our team.

So, if I were you, I'd put my custom order World Peace Nets jersey on hold. It ain't happening.

 

Dwight HowardLos Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard and small forward Metta World Peace will both sit tonight's game out vs. the Brooklyn Nets. Howard is nursing a shoulder injury that's kept him in and out of the lineup for the past few weeks, while the inappropriately named World Peace has been suspended one game for grabbing Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Knight around the neck and striking him in the jaw.

Without Howard or World Peace, the Nets' chances of winning increase drastically against a Lakers team that is just 8-18 on the road this season. Los Angeles will likely re-insert Pau Gasol into the starting lineup. They may also move Earl Clark to small forward and start either Antawn Jamison or Robert Sacre.

World Peace attacks Wallace

Posted on: November 23rd, 2012 by Devin Kharpertian Comments

 

Did you see those two flops from Gerald Wallace? C'mon now. That's ridiculous. In one possession, he flopped twice and just fell. It was crazy. It's like, 'Wow, what is that?' It's really funny, but it's like, really, I don't even know what to think anymore, to tell you the truth. It's ridiculous. Totally ridiculous.

-Metta World Peace on Tuesday night's game, after hearing that Reggie Evans had been levied a $5,000 fine for flopping by the NBA.

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