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Metta World Peace To Join Knicks

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Metta World Peace announced Monday he will be returning to his native New York to play for the Knicks.

The basketball player and Queens native became a free agent last week after being waived by the Los Angeles Lakers.

In Las Vegas on Monday, World Peace revealed he and the Knicks have reached an agreement for him to join the team, though a contract has not been signed just yet.

"It's not about what's going to sell me, it's about, I wanted to win in New York," World Peace said. "It was simple for me. No need to look at the contract, what's the number, a dollar? Just give me the paperwork, I need to sign that."

World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, grew up in Queensbridge and later attended St. John's University.

He famously jumped into the stands and fought with fans during a 2004 game in Detroit when he was a member of the Pacers. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP