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World Peace Coming to China? (UPDATED)

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World Peace could be coming to China.

As in Metta World Peace.

“I’m going to China,” he texted Sunday night.

He also Tweeted that he had spoken with Yao Ming, indicating he might play for Yao-owned Shanghai Sharks.

“Great talks with YAO. What a great guy. #Shanghai

The former Laker has cleared waivers Sunday and is now an unrestricted free agent.

“He cleared waivers. He will start exploring options,” agent Marc Cornstein said.

Ron Artest Sr., the player’s father, told he hadn’t spoken with his son on Sunday, but previously said his “gut” was that he would land with the Knicks.

Multiple teams have reportedly expressed interest in the New York native and former St. John’s star. Frank Isola of the Daily News Tweeted that Cornstein “spoke briefly with Knicks GM Glen Grunwald during Knicks-Wizards game in Vegas.”

As reported by, World Peace previously told his father he would retire if amnestied by the Lakers.

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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.