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Metta World Peace rejoins Lakers organization in new role for fan favorite

Metta World Peace rejoins Lakers organization in new role for fan favorite

When the Lakers parted ways with Metta World Peace last spring, they told him they would not bring him back as a player. But they said if he wanted it, there was a role for him in the organization.

On Monday, World Peace joined the staff of the Lakers’ development-league team, the South Bay Lakers, as a player development coach.

World Peace, 37, played six seasons with the Lakers. In his first stint with the organization, from 2009 to 2013, he started 270 of 298 games and helped the Lakers win the second of two straight championships.

In his second stint with the Lakers, from 2015 to 2017, he played just 60 games, almost all off the bench, and mostly served as a mentor....

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