Free agent forward Metta World Peace has an agreement in principle with the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association, Sportando’s Enea Trapani reports (on Twitter). It’s a $1.3MM arrangement, according to Trapani. Presumably it covers one season. Ian Begley of ESPN.com wrote earlier this week that the sides had been close to a deal.The Knicks had been thinking about giving World Peace an invitation to training camp, and the 34-year-old has expressed regret about buying out his contract with New York last season before the team hired Phil Jackson as president. The Marc Cornstein client had also beeneyeing the Lakers and the Clippers, but it didn’t seem like those teams reciprocated that interest.
Some part of me has always believed that Meta should end up in China. It’s just a perfect combo. He just hit some mix of crazy and weird that finally just became unsuitable for American soil. So he’s taking his talents to somewhere that weird, strange, crazy, and obscene is accepted of the reg. He’s going to the far east. Meta in China would be a great reality show. With all the weird shit that goes on there, I’m not even sure MWP can keep up. Somebody get MTV or TLC or whatever channel does reality shows and make this happen. Good luck in China Meta, I’m rootin for ya.
#neverforget the malice in the palace