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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 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 >

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 >

- 110 days ago
Metta World Peace -- When In Canada ... Party With Justin Bieber?!

Metta World Peace
When In Canada ... Party With Bieber?!

The Lakers may have lost to the Raptors Monday night -- but Metta World Peace didn't seem too bothered ... 'cause he got to party with Justin Bieber after the game!  Metta and the Lake Show… READ MORE >

- 146 days ago
Metta World Peace -- Kobe Could Be an NBA Coach Next Season

Metta World Peace
Kobe Could Be an NBA Coach Next Season

The world is Kobe Bryant's oyster ... so says Metta World Peace who tells TMZ Sports his Lakers teammate has plenty of options in retirement -- including being an NBA coach.  Peace was out… READ MORE >

- 154 days ago
Metta World Peace -- Obama's Gotta Pay His Dues ... To Be An NBA Owner (VIDEO)

Metta World Peace
Obama Ain't Ready For NBA Ownership ... Gotta Pay His Dues First

If President Obama wants to be an NBA owner, he better GRAB A CLIPBOARD -- 'cause Metta World Peace says Barry needs to pay his dues and "work his way up!!!"   First, you gotta see Metta's… READ MORE >

- 166 days ago
Metta World Peace -- Kobe and I Tried to Save Lamar

Metta World Peace
Kobe and I Tried to Save Lamar

Metta World Peace says he and Kobe Bryant both tried to save Lamar Odom from going down a dark path ... and were FURIOUS when they learned he overdosed in a Nevada brothel.  READ MORE >

- 179 days ago
D.L. Hughley -- Kobe Ain't Done Just Yet ... But He's Close

D.L. Hughley
Kobe Ain't Done Just Yet ... But He's Close

Good news Lakers fans ... D.L. Hughley is one of the three people in the world who thinks the team has a shot this year ... all because he says Kobe Bryant still has something left in the tank.… READ MORE >

- 214 days ago
Nick Young -- I'm Changing Metta World Peace's Name Again ... And Mine Too (VIDEO)

Nick Young
I'm Changing Metta's Name Again ... And Mine Too

Nick Young's excited about the Lakers bringing Metta World Peace out of retirement -- he just has a funny way of showing it ... which probably has a lot to do with the fact he got a little turnt… READ MORE >

- 220 days ago
Metta World Peace -- I'm Training at Lakers Facility ... But No Deal Yet (VIDEO)

Metta World Peace
I'm Training at Lakers Facility ... But No Deal Yet

Metta World Peace is clearly flirting with the Lakers ... especially with reports the team is interested in signing him -- and Metta wants everyone to know he's still capable of DOMINATION. … READ MORE >

- 224 days ago
Metta World Peace -- I'm Open to Lakers Comeback ... But They Haven't Called Yet

Metta World Peace
I'm Open to Lakers Comeback But They Haven't Called Yet

If the Lakers are flirting with the idea of signing Metta World Peace, it's definitely a surprise to him.  Earlier this week, NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Lakers… READ MORE >

- 250 days ago

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