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Metta World Peace Is Going to Be a Knick

The last time Metta World Peace played for a New York team, his name was Ron Artest.

The thing we and probably dozens of other New Yorkers have been dreaming about for nearly an entire week now has finally happened: Metta World Peace is going to be a Knick

At this point in his career, World Peace is not a game-changer. (Despite insisting today that he’s not past his prime, he is the definition of a player who is past his prime.) He’s a solid defensive player, a hustler, and, perhaps most important for the cash-strapped Knicks, willing to play for very little money. (In terms of NBA salaries, very little money = $3.2 million over two seasons.)

But he is a colorful dude, to say the least, and if the Knicks are going to continue their four-decade streak of not winning championships — they will! — at least World Peace will be here to provide us with weird interviews and tweets and who knows what else. Whatever on-court benefits he provides are almost a bonus.