World Peace Researching Retirement http://www.hoopsworld.com/nba-2-world-p ... retirement
The answer has yet to be decided but in the meantime, Lakers forward Metta World Peace has asked the NBA Player Association for instructions on how to file retirement papers.
According to his agent David Bauman, Metta intends to finish out his contract (two remaining years at $7.3 million and $7.7 million, the latter an early-termination option for Peace) but is preparing for the possibility that the Lakers amnesty him this coming summer.
Retirement would essentially be a threat to dissuade a team with cap room that might have designs on putting an amnesty claim in for Peace.
Peace might prefer time off or even playing overseas rather than getting claimed by a team outside of his comfort zone.