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LeBron James tells Metta World Peace to “stay ready” for a potential signing with the Lakers

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 17: LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first quarter of the game at Target Center on December 17, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)|LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 04: Ron Artest #37 of the Los Angeles Lakers moves the ball against the Utah Jazz during Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2010 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 4, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Lakers snapped their five-game losing streak last night, beating the Houston Rockets 132-123. LeBron James had a great game and an even better answer to the possibility that former Laker Metta World Peace is ready for a ten-day contract.

“Metta stay ready cuz we may need your ass, man.”

LeBron James

Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, had a great NBA career. World Peace was a four-time all-defensive player and a one-time all-star. He also won defensive player of the year in the 2003-04 season, which was LeBron’s rookie year. He had two separate stints with the Lakers. One that started in the 2009-10 season, where he had the greatest moment of his career. In-game seven of the 2010 NBA finals, World Peace hit a three with a minute left to put the Lakers up six, which led to a Laker championship.

Though Metta World Peace has Laker ties, and it’d be great to see him back on the court, even he has hilariously shut down the possibility on Twitter.

“Hey guys, I wish I was ready for a 10 day, but Iím not. Man I wish I was. Lol. Iím for sure ready for a 10 minute contract though.”

Metta World Peace

Though World Peace isn’t an option, the Lakers would love to have someone of his defensive ability on the wing. Los Angeles has even looked into potential trade opportunities for athletic wings like Jerami Grant and Ben Simmons.

Though LeBron has been great in the past couple of weeks, it hasn’t led to team success. Over his last five games, he’s averaged 34.4 points, ten rebounds, and over six assists while shooting almost 60% from the field. The Lakers are 1-4 in those games. With the Lakers starting to get some of their players back from health and safety protocols, maybe Los Angeles can begin to turn around what has been a disappointing season so far.

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