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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 5 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 >

- 70 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 >

- 143 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 >

- 248 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 >

- 257 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 >

- 293 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 >

- 301 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 >

- 313 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 >

- 327 days ago

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