42 Year Old Star Rejects LeBron James’ Wild Lakers Idea: ”Ready for a 10 Minute Contract”

Published 12/29/2021, 10:40 AM EST
Dec 28, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) reacts after a play during the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports


With the Lakers facing many problems this season, LeBron James is trying out all sorts of ideas in order to get his team back on track. After bagging 32 points for his team against the Houston Rockets, LeBron James jokingly asked a 42-year-old former star to help the Lakers.

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Fan favorite, Metta Sandiford Artest, also known as Metta World Peace, played for the Lakers from 2009 to 2013 and later joined again in 2015.

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LeBron James calls for Metta’s help

Metta played 4 seasons for the Lakers from 2009 to 2013 before leaving for the New York Knicks. He then rejoined the Lakers for a second stint in 2015. LeBron James called for Metta’s services to help a struggling Los Angeles. The Lakers this season are facing problems due to the health and protocol along with some injury issues.

Metta stay ready cuz we may need your a**, man.” LeBron joked during the post-match press conference.

Metta World Peace hilariously reacted to LeBron’s request. He mentioned, he is ready for a 10 min contract but not a 10-day contract.

The talks of Metta World Peace joining the Lakers again started when he interviewed LeBron James after the Lakers game against the Rockets. It’s safe to say the Lakers can take the help of a fan-favorite former player.

How was Metta World Peace as a player?

Metta World Peace primarily played for 5 different teams as a small forward during his playing career. He was the 16 overall pick during the 1999 draft and was signed by the Chicago Bulls.

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He played for some big teams like Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, and the Los Angeles Lakers. He won NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2009-2010 season. Metta has played in 9 playoffs during his 17-year stint in the NBA.

He retired with an average of 13.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.7 assists.

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Abhinava Ghosh

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

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