The veteran NBA star took to Twitter, as he usually does, to react. He hinted at bad news early Thursday, but didn't mention his amnesty.
I just got the news ...— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) July 10, 2013
I'm so sad!!!
My news is that My favorite burger spot called "My Favorite Burger" added extra gratuity cost to the vegan burgers.. Worst day ever— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) July 10, 2013
Then he got to the amnesty part... kind of.
And then "My Favorite Burger" took away the whole grain buns. These losers amnestied the buns.. Unreal man..— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) July 10, 2013
By the time the news broke, World Peace had already made plans moving forward.
I'm going to play for Yao Mings team in china!— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) July 11, 2013
I can't wait to arrive in Shanghai !!
Maybe ill play for the Dodgers. But Magic has to give me his ownership or it is deal breaker. I will give him until the morning.— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) July 12, 2013
Rumors started floating about the potential amnesty, but Laker Kobe Bryant said that if it were his decision, he would keep him.
World Peace has 48 hours from the amnesty to clear waivers.
Teams can bid a minimum of $1.4 million to take on his contract if they have cap room. The amount of the winning bid would come off the $7.7 million the Lakers still owe World Peace.
Eleven teams are projected to still be under the cap: the Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, Sacramento Kings, Milwaukee Bucks, Dallas Mavericks, Charlotte Bobcats, Utah Jazz, Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns.