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Metta World Peace

I ALMOST Retired

'Cause I Loooooove Mudslides

7/18/2013 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Metta World Peace says he seriously considered retiring from the NBA when he was dropped from the Lakers ... because he REEALLLY wanted to drink mudslides on a beach in Florida.

Mudslides are, in fact, delicious.

"I was thinking about just going down to like Destin, Florida ... 'which is one of the best beaches in America that's not too expensive to travel to," Metta says.

"So I was thinking about going to Destin, Florida or maybe going to Sarasota and just enjoying the beach. Sitting back ... mudslides. I loooove some mudslides."

So, why didn't he hang 'em up? 33-year-old Metta says he still has 3-5 good years left in the league ... and he's really excited to play with the New York Knicks.

Still, Metta says he enjoyed playing in L.A. -- and LOVED his teammates -- and expects the Lakers to play in the finals next year ... against the Knicks, of course.

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john johnson    

he has one less acorn in his tree, but yet, still a nut!

273 days ago
2.

Mikey    

Become a bar room drunk so you can get in fights without all the running around.

273 days ago
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Mikey    

I don't think they have black people in Destin, Florida. Sarasota would be ok though.

273 days ago
4.

KicksandGiggles    

ANYPLACE but Florida!

273 days ago
5.

Hot Chocolate    

Hey dog, you owe the league some veteran experience now. You have to invest in the NBA organization at a new level now. Not many people survive what you survived in pro ball. You'll still have plenty of time to hit the beach and chill, right now, take care of business. And when you can represent for Natives. You've matured a lot as a player and as a man. Now teach some of these young guys who don't get what's going on yet. lead by action. Good Luck!

You are one of the most raw and natural talents the league has ever had.

273 days ago
6.

su    

MWP = POS. true story.

273 days ago
7.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

Good luck in NY Metta! The Knicks are lucky to have you.

273 days ago
8.

"give me a break"    

ho hum just another "running retard" spouting off at the mouth...

273 days ago
9.

BW    

This guy is a complete idiot.

273 days ago
10.

faye60s    

Does he realize the Florida Panhandle is one of most racist places in America? Do your homework Metta b4 supporting businesses in these places!

273 days ago
11.

blockboy970    

Whitey spits hate out there mouth like the smell of there ****ty breath...Go metta

273 days ago
12.

Brian    

If he loves mudslides he should buy a house in Malibu.

272 days ago
13.

Six Million Dollar Man    

We will dearly miss you Metta! You meant a lot to the Lakers and to everyone here in Los Angeles, you were the heart and soul, just like Derek Fisher was.

272 days ago
14.

johnnymac    

Stand your ground retard.

272 days ago
15.

Happy    

You are still RA to the people that know your past, ya know when you went into the stands and beat the hell out of some fans. You can change your name, but you can't change your past. How many rings do you have?? People look down on you not up. World Metta piece of sh&t. lol.

272 days ago
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