Metta World Peace carried new ill will towards his former team, the Los Angeles Lakers, after they amnestied him. After returning home to New York to play for the Knicks, Metta has been very complimentary of his old squad and even says they are the team to beat in the West.
Chalking up last season to injuries, and the players not having enough time to become a cohesive unit, World Peace thinks that with a healthy Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol, the team can make it all the way to the Finals. Well, with a little help in the way of a massive mid-season trade.
"I think the Lakers are going to go to the NBA Finals," World Peace said during a signing for his children's book "Metta's Bedtime Stories" in downtown Manhattan on Wednesday.
"I think Kobe [Bryant's] gonna be healthy, they're gonna get Pau [Gasol]. The Lakers are gonna make a big trade like they always do. They're gonna get another good player, boom, boom, and they're gonna go to the Finals. I believe it. Kobe's gonna come back, he's gonna play team ball, and Pau's gonna play well."