Monday May 28th, 2012

Metta World Peace Metta World Peace didn't give himself much time off after the playoffs, appearing in an L.A. summer league game this weekend. (Ronald Martinez, Getty Images)

Metta World Peace may have just finished his season with the Los Angeles Lakers, but the small forward still wants to stay in basketball shape. The Los Angeles Times reports that World Peace made an appearance in the Drew league - an LA summer competition that features amateur and pro players.

World Peace told the Times that he is using the summer league as a way to stay in shape after a season where he struggled to stay healthy and fit.

"I took some time off, but I don't want it to be too much," World Peace said. "I'm getting back in the gym. I want to pick up where I left off in the last month and a half. I don't want to be busy the whole summer. I'm going to be doing more training. I want to be ready."
World Peace played on a team called Money Gang, which also counts the Toronto Raptors' DerMar DeRozan and rapper The Game amongst its roster. World Peace scored 18 points in a loss to a team called Kings of LA, which had help from Golden State Warriors guard Dorrell Wright.

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