Yahoo! Sports - Los Angeles Lakers waive Metta World Peace using amnesty provision, ending a weird,

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  1. Utah Jazz Newsfeed

    Utah Jazz Newsfeed Active Member

    Jul 10, 2013
    We've been watching Metta World Peace's Twitter account over the past few days to see how the famously off-kilter forward would continue to poke fun at the rumors that the Los Angeles Lakers were considering using the amnesty provision in the NBA's 2011 collective bargaining agreement on him. On Thursday evening, though, what came from @MettaWorldPeace wasn't a gag: Mitch Called me first.. Thanks — Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) July 11, 2013 Yes, three days after Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register reported they would, the Lakers announced that they had designated the former Ron Artest as their amnesty player and waiving him. The move sheds the final year and $7.7 million left on contract from the Lakers' books in an effort to pare down the amount the team will owe the league in luxury tax payments, just days after being hit with a massive tax bill for the failed 2012-13 season. General manager Mitch Kupchak issued a team statement announcing the decision:

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  2. UGLI baby

    UGLI baby Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2010
    Thanks for the update. Appreciate all you do.

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