World Peace Thought About Retirement & The Top NBA News

Top Story:

Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace admitted that he was almost forced into retirement due to back pains. World Peace had lost his athleticism and it was clear that he was no longer the player he once was. He thought that was a result of his injuries and was close to leaving the NBA. However, after his 26-point performance against the Spurs, World Peace has shown the world he still has basketball left in him.

World Peace almost retired due to back injuries: Lakers Nation

Top Lakers News:

Lakers legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson talks about the newest Broadway show centering around him and Larry Bird. [Lakers Nation]

Pau Gasol has become a leader for the Lakers in this hectic season. [Lakers Nation]

Top NBA News:

Portland Trailblazers’ forward LaMarcus Aldridge will have season ending hip surgery. [NBA.com]

Sacramento business leaders are urging David Stern to convince the Maloof brothers to sell the Kings.  [SI.com]

Charlotte Bobcats forward Corey Maggette will miss the remainder of the season. [Pro Basketball Talk]

Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Kidd wants to play one more season in the NBA. [Pro Basketball Talk]

Ray Allen continues to deal with ankle injuries. [ESPN.com]

Derrick Rose is a game-time decision for tonight’s game versus the Miami Heat. [ESPN.com]

New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire is hoping to return to the lineup next Wednesday. [Daily Knicks]

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