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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 Says He Likes LeBron More Than Metta World Peace

Ron Artest III
My Dad Roots For My Competition? WELL I ROOT FOR LEBRON!!

Ron Artest III just totally DUNKED on his dad, Metta World Peace ... saying it doesn't bother him if Metta roots for his competition, because he roots for his dad's old rival ... LEBRON JAMES.… READ MORE >

Metta World Peace Cheers Against His Kid In Favor Of Shaq's Son (VIDEO)

Metta World Peace
I Cheer For Shaq's Son Over My Kid

There's no beef between Shaq and Metta World Peace over their basketball star kids ... matter of fact, Metta says he sometimes pulls for Shareef when he plays against his son.… READ MORE >

- 26 days ago
Shareef O'Neal and Ron Artest's Son BALL OUT Like Their Daddies In H.S. Showdown (VIDEO)

Shareef O'Neal and Ron Artest III
Ballin' Like Our Daddies Crazy H.S. Basketball Showdown

Trick shots. Thunderous dunks. Crazy feats of athleticism. The insanely athletic spawn of Metta World Peace and Shaquille O'Neal BALLED OUT HARD during a high school showdown in L.A. ... complete… READ MORE >

- 28 days ago
Boosie Badazz Meets Metta World Peace ... 'I Was In Lockdown When You Hit That 3!' (TMZ SPORTS)

Boosie Badazz
Meets Metta World Peace 'I Was In Lockdown When You Hit That 3!'

Cool moment in the TMZ offices when Boosie Badazz met Metta World Peace -- and bro'd out right on the "TMZ Sports" TV show.  Turns out, the Louisiana rap legend is a HUGE Lakers fan -- and… READ MORE >

- 42 days ago
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 >

- 86 days ago
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 >

- 92 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 >

- 105 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 >

- 112 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 >

- 152 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 >

- 154 days ago

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