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Kobe Bryant backing plan for Lakers to re-sign Metta World Peace

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Kobe Bryant has reportedly given his seal of approval to the Los Angeles Lakers' pursuit of a former teammate who helped him lift the NBA title back in 2010.

Kobe concurs

According to L.A. Times reporter Broderick Turner, Bryant is backing the Lakers' rumored move for Metta World Peace.

Metta World Peace has most recently been playing his basketball in Italy with Pallacanestro Cantù and hasn't appeared in the NBA since 2014 for the New York Knicks.

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"According to one NBA official, Kobe Bryant liked the idea of Metta World Peace coming back to the Lakers, but would let the front office make the final decision," Turner explained.

With the Lakers now believed to be "strongly considering" bringing back the eccentric 35-year-old despite his lack of recent NBA playing time, Bryant getting behind the deal should help Lakers fans get behind the move themselves.

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Could happen

Metta World Peace has, per the L.A. Times, actually been working out at the Los Angeles practice facility over the past two months.

As such, Bryant isn't only leaning on old successes when vouching for any move he has had the opportunity to view the small forward's current status and consider his value.

Cleary the veteran has made an impression whilst down in L.A. recently but whether he is capable of producing at the highest level at this stage of his career remains to be seen.

Regardless, with the Lakers having been given short thrift by a whole host of top rated free agents, Metta World Peace's arrival would at least offer the franchise's young stars an experienced shoulder to lean on.

In four seasons with the Lakers between 2009 and 2013, Metta World Peace averaged 9.9 points and 4.7 total rebounds per game.

Lakers fans: Would you be happy to see Metta World Peace return to the team this season? Have your say in the comments below...

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Kobe Bryant

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