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

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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 >

- 372 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 >

- 376 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 >

- 403 days ago
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 World Peace.  Metta knows… READ MORE >

- 432 days ago
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 the players.  With… READ MORE >

- 466 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 champ was out in Hollywood… READ MORE >

- 472 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 organized basketball for 1… READ MORE >

- 540 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 caught on tape.  Here's… READ MORE >

- 540 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 that… READ MORE >

- 575 days ago

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