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Metta World Peace

Ronald William "Ron" Artest, Jr. (born November 13, 1979) is an American professional basketball player and rapper who is currently with the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA. Artest gained a reputation as one of the league's premier defenders as he won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2004. He was a major participant in the Pacers–Pistons brawl and is known for his sometimes eccentric, outspoken behavior. Artest was born and raised in the Queensbridge projects in Queens, New York. Artest has two younger brothers, Isaiah and Daniel. He played high school basketball at La Salle Academy and college basketball at St. John's University from 1997–1999. In 1999, he helped the Red Storm to the Elite Eight, losing to Ohio State in a classic game.

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Ron Artest III -- 1st Year Playing Organized Hoops ... Dad Says

Ron Artest III
1st Year Playing Organized Hoops ... Dad Says

Metta World Peace's son is already a high school phenom ... being recruited by multiple college programs ... but the most impressive part -- he's only been playing… READ MORE >

Metta World Peace -- My 15-Year-Old Can Dunk!!!

Metta World Peace
My 15-Year-Old Can Dunk!!!

Metta World Peace has a son who can ball -- 15-year-old Ron Artest III -- who was throwing down some ferocious dunks in his high school gym ... and it was all… READ MORE >

- 51 days ago
Metta World Peace -- Don't Give Up On Kobe Bryant ... He'll Get Ring Next Season!

Metta World Peace
Don't Give Up On Kobe ... He'll Get Ring Next Season!

// Kobe Bryant has ONE more championship run left in him ... and will probably get his SIXTH ring next season ... so says Mamba's former teammate Metta World Peace.  But before we get to… READ MORE >

- 86 days ago
Metta World Peace -- Girls Are Smarter than Boys

Metta World Peace
Girls Are Smarter than Boys

He coaches BOYS high school basketball ... and GIRLS high school basketball ... and when it comes to brains, Metta World Peace says it's all about the XX chromosomes.  MWP is an assistant… READ MORE >

- 96 days ago
Metta World Peace -- I Was Hospitalized in China ... I Got Pretty Sick

Metta World Peace
I Was Hospitalized in China I Got Pretty Sick

Metta World Peace had a rough start to his pro basketball career in China -- telling TMZ Sports he got pretty sick right when he got to town ... and spent 3 days in a Chinese hospital.  … READ MORE >

- 115 days ago
Metta World Peace -- Wants to Be an NBA Coach

Metta World Peace
Wants to Be an NBA Coach

Metta World Peace is hoping his new gig as a high school women's basketball coach can help him achieve his ultimate goal ... coaching in the NBA ... TMZ Sports has learned. Peace recently… READ MORE >

- 352 days ago
Metta World Peace: Justin Bieber Should Hang In Compton If He Wants an N-Word Pass

Metta World Peace
Bieber Should Hang In Compton If He Wants an N-Word Pass

Justin Bieber's not a racist, he's just NOT educated ... so says Metta World Peace -- who tells us if JB wants an N-word pass, he needs to clock some serious hours in some REAL hoods. "He's… READ MORE >

- 354 days ago
Metta World Peace -- Michael Jordan's Like Jesus Christ

Metta World Peace
Michael Jordan's Like Jesus Christ

There are only 2 people in history who are capable of "doing 100% good" ... Michael Jordan and Jesus Christ (in that order) ... so says Metta World Peace. Metta was at the 29th Anniversary… READ MORE >

- 376 days ago
James Worthy On Lakers -- 'It Was Quite the Debacle This Year'

James Worthy On Lakers
'It Was Quite the Debacle This Year'

James Worthy calls it like he sees it -- which is why he didn't pull punches when describing the Lakers disaster of a season -- "It was quite the debacle this year."But there could be more bad… READ MORE >

- 410 days ago
Metta World Peace -- 'Absolutely' Thinking About Coaching Career

Metta World Peace
'Absolutely' Thinking About Coaching Career

Coach Metta World Peace??  It's very possible. The NBA star formally known as Ron Artest was leaving Mastro's Steakhouse in Bev Hills Monday night when he told us he's considering a… READ MORE >

- 432 days ago

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