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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 50 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 >

- 72 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 >

- 106 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 >

- 128 days ago
Metta World Peace -- SAVED BY GHOST DJ ... at Vegas Nightclub

Metta World Peace
SAVED BY GHOST DJ at Vegas Nightclub

There was a g-g-g-ghost at Metta World Peace's "Celebrity DJ" gig in Vegas this weekend -- a virtually invisible woman haunting the booth ... and saving Metta's ass from utter embarrassment, TMZ… READ MORE >

- 142 days ago
Metta World Peace -- I GOT A NEW TEAM ... A Bunch of Tiny White Guys!

Metta World Peace
I GOT A NEW TEAM A Bunch of Tiny White Guys!

Metta World Peace isn't letting unemployment stop him from dominating the basketball courts ... of West Los Angeles. Just days after Metta was released by the Knicks, Peace surfaced… READ MORE >

- 148 days ago
Boxing Legend Larry Holmes -- I'm Not Bringing Down Black People

Boxing Champ Larry Holmes
I'm Not Bringing Down Black People

Boxing legend Larry Holmes is NOT trying to hold back his race ... insisting Metta World Peace was WRONG when he painted him as someone who's dragging down black people. Holmes is responding to a… READ MORE >

- 184 days ago
Metta World Peace BLASTS Boxing Legend -- You're 'Bringing Down' Black People!

Metta World Peace
BLASTS Boxing Legend You're 'Bringing Down' Black People!

Ex-boxing champ Larry Holmes is "BRINGING DOWN" the black community ... all because he went after Floyd Mayweather in public ... so says NBA star Metta World Peace. Metta's beef stems from Holmes'… READ MORE >

- 192 days ago
Metta World Peace -- I ALMOST Retired ... 'Cause I Wanted Mudslides On the Beach

Metta World Peace
I ALMOST Retired 'Cause I Loooooove Mudslides

Metta World Peace says he seriously considered retiring from the NBA when he was dropped from the Lakers ... because he REEALLLY wanted to drink mudslides on a beach in Florida. Mudslides are, in… READ MORE >

- 378 days ago

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