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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 -- Kobe Won't Call Roy Hibbert ... Until He Proves Himself

Metta World Peace
Kobe Won't Call Roy Hibbert ... Until He Proves Himself

Kobe Bryant is NOT the Lakers welcoming committee -- and won't call new teammates like Roy Hibbert and Lou Williams until they EARN a phone call ... so says Metta… READ MORE >

Metta World Peace to Diddy -- Aggressive Coaches Are Good for Your Kids

Metta World Peace to Diddy:
Aggressive Coaches Are Good for Your Kids

Yelling and screaming can make your kids BETTER athletes ... so claims Metta World Peace who says he's very aggressive when he coaches because he thinks it's best for… READ MORE >

- 40 days ago
Metta World Peace -- LeBron Shoulda Passed More!!!

Metta World Peace
LeBron Shoulda Passed More!!!

LeBron James was too damn ball hoggish during the NBA Finals -- and needed to share the rock with his teammates -- so says Metta World Peace. The former NBA… READ MORE >

- 46 days ago
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 >

- 114 days ago
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 >

- 114 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 >

- 149 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 >

- 159 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 >

- 178 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 >

- 415 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 >

- 417 days ago

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