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Report: Ron Artest Sr. says Metta World Peace may retire if waived by Lakers

Ron Artest Sr. says his son may retire from basketball if cut by the Lakers. (Rocky Widner/NBAE) Ron Artest Sr. says his son may retire from basketball if cut by the Lakers. (Rocky Widner/NBAE)

Ron Artest Sr., father to Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace, said his son is seriously considering retiring from basketball if the Lakers choose to use their amnesty provision to cut World Peace, according to a New York Post report.

According to the report, Artest Sr. said World Peace's "strong preference" is to stay in Los Angeles because World Peace doesn't want to uproot his kids from their current living arrangements in Los Angeles. Artest Sr. also noted that his son had previously hoped to end his career in New York as a member of the Knicks but that World Peace had changed his mind, considering retirement a better option.

The Lakers will reportedly cut World Peace in order to save $30 million in salary and luxury tax. World Peace was set to earn $7.7 million on the final year of his current deal.

The 33-year-old World Peace averaged 12.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game last season in 33.7 minutes for the Lakers.

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