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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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Metta World Peace -- My Advice to Kanye ... CHILLAX, BRO! (VIDEO)

Metta World Peace
My Advice to Kanye ... CHILLAX, BRO!

Metta World Peace isn't worried about Kanye West -- in fact, the mental health advocate has some advice for the rap superstar.  As we've reported, Kanye's going through a tough time --… READ MORE >

Metta World Peace -- Woman Admits Throwing Brick Through NBA Star's Window

Metta World Peace
Woman Admits Throwing Brick Through NBA Star's Window

It's not just NBA stars who can brick a shot ... because a woman just admitted to firing one through a window at Metta World Peace's home!! The Lakers star appeared in an L.A. courtroom on Monday… READ MORE >

- 14 days ago
Metta World Peace -- STOP CRYING OVER HILLARY ... 'Everything Will Be Alright' (VIDEO)

Metta World Peace
STOP CRYING OVER HILLARY 'Everything Will Be Alright'

Metta World Peace has a message for people like Miley Cyrus and Barbra Streisand -- STOP CRYING AND DON'T LEAVE THE COUNTRY.  With a ton of famous and non-famous Hillary Clinton supporters… READ MORE >

- 26 days ago
Metta World Peace -- 'I Wanna Be An NBA Head Coach' (VIDEO)

Metta World Peace
'I Wanna Be An NBA Head Coach'

Coach World Peace?? That's right ... the Lakers star says he's eyeing a gig as an NBA head coach when he retires. TMZ Sports spoke with Metta World Peace earlier this week about the praise… READ MORE >

- 33 days ago
Metta World Peace -- Swaggy P Forgiving D'Angelo Russell ... Shows He's A 'Real Man'

Metta World Peace
Swaggy P Forgiving D'Angelo Russell Shows He's A 'Real Man'

Metta World Peace says Nick Young forgiving D'Angelo Russell for the secret recording that led to his breakup with fiance Iggy Azalea is proof Swaggy is a "real man." Ya know… READ MORE >

- 74 days ago
Metta World Peace -- Allegedly Terrorized By Deranged Woman ... Slashed Tires, Stalked Kids, Violent Threats (DOCUMENT)

Metta World Peace
Allegedly Terrorized By Deranged Woman Slashed Tires, Stalked Kids, Violent Threats

Metta World Peace claims he and his family have been targeted by a deranged woman who's threatened violence, attacked his property and waited for his kids after school ... and now, he's obtained a… READ MORE >

- 75 days ago
Metta World Peace -- Comes Back To Rap ... With Live Show At L.A. Club (VIDEO)

Metta World Peace
Comes Back To Rap With Live Show At L.A. Club

Metta World Peace is un-retiring ... from hip-hop ... and TMZ Sports has video of MWP re-igniting his rap career with a performance at one of L.A.'s hottest clubs. It went down Friday night at… READ MORE >

- 139 days ago
Metta World Peace -- I'm Not Retiring Yet ... Wanna Come Back to Lakers (VIDEO)

Metta World Peace
I'm Not Retiring Yet Wanna Come Back to Lakers

He's 36 years old ... but Metta World Peace says he ain't ready to ride off into the sunset just yet -- telling TMZ Sports he hopes to return to the Lakers for his 17th season!  Metta was… READ MORE >

- 213 days ago
Metta World Peace -- My Daughter's a Tennis Phenom ... 'Next Big Star'

Metta World Peace
My Daughter's a Tennis Phenom ... 'Next Big Star'

The World Peace family isn't just about basketball (even though they're really good at it) ... with Metta telling TMZ Sports his daughter is a tennis sensation ... who could be the next big… READ MORE >

- 318 days ago
Metta World Peace -- There's Only ONE WAY I'd Root for the Rams (VIDEO)

Metta World Peace
There's Only ONE WAY I'd Root for the Rams

L.A. Lakers star Metta World Peace says he's HAPPY to be sharing the city with a NFL team -- but says there's only ONE WAY he would ever root for the Rams.  Here's a hint ... it all has to… READ MORE >

- 327 days ago

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