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Mitch Kupchak

Los Angeles Lakers re-sign forward Metta World Peace

The Los Angeles Lakers are giving Metta World Peace another chance. The veteran forward re-signed with Los Angeles on Thursday, agreeing to a one-year deal to resume his NBA career. He won a championship ring with the Lakers in 2010 when he was still known as Ron Artest, starting all 23 postseason games in the highlight of his four-year tenure in Los Angeles. Although his play appeared to decline sharply before Los Angeles released him through the amnesty clause in July 2013, his steadfast friendship with Kobe Bryant and his ability to mentor the Lakers' talented young core apparently played roles in the club's decision to bring back the 35-year-old former troublemaker. World...