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LeBron James trying to recruit Metta World Peace to the Lakers?

Written by Doug Rush

LeBron James trying to recruit Metta World Peace to the Lakers?

A lot of players who haven’t played in the NBA are getting second chances due to the rapid cases of COVID-19.

Joe Johnson got another chance to play for the Boston Celtics. Isaiah Thomas got to return for the Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron James may have eyes on another former NBA veteran with Lakers ties.

The 42-year-old Metta World Peace, who was formerly known as Ron Artest, last played in the NBA with the Lakers during the 2016-2017 season. He also won an NBA Championship with the Lakers back in 2020 when they defeated the Boston Celtics.

If Metta World Peace is ready to play on a 10-day contract and if the Lakers get hit with any other cases of injuries or COVID, then it’s worth a shot.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.