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Metta World Peace Has Interesting Twitter Reaction to His Amnesty News

BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 29:  Basketball player Metta World Peace attends 2013 Yao Foundation Charity Game press conference on June 29, 2013 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
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Jesse DorseyFeatured ColumnistJuly 10, 2013

The Los Angeles Lakers will reportedly use their amnesty provision on forward Metta World Peace in order to remove the $7.7 million he's owed from their salary cap. When he finally acknowledged the reports, the reaction was distinctly Metta.

It's been common knowledge for a few days now, but news seems to travel slow to Metta when he's spending summers on his home planet, but he did finally receive word on Wednesday morning.

Instead of reacting with a bit of shock and anger like Kobe Bryant did, World Peace had a bit of fun with the news.

Beyond that, Metta gave us his reason for going on and on via Twitter, although I say the real reason is to entertain us.

Then he kind of retired, only he really didn't.

And kept going, using his own amnesty provision on his belongings. Somebody tell him that he only gets to use it once.

Leave it to Metta to make light of a situation in which he's losing his gig with the Lakers so the team can save a few million bucks.

Although, somebody might want to give him the rest of the story; the restaurant won't have the meat for his burger for months thanks to a shortage, and the owner still insists on keeping the head chef who toasts the buns until they're burnt and refuses to use ketchup.

Oh, and the potatoes they use to make fries got shipped to some place in Houston by mistake.

Perhaps he'll find another place to grab a bite to eat. I hear there's some solid pizza places in New York, or maybe he would enjoy a nice pork tenderloin somewhere in Indiana.

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