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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 412 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 >

- 448 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 >

- 456 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 >

- 642 days ago
Metta World Peace -- Wait, Dwight Howard's Going to Houston???

Metta World Peace
Wait, Dwight Howard's Going to Houston???

You'd THINK Los Angeles Lakers star Metta World Peace would be one of the FIRST one's to know that Dwight Howard ditched the team for the Houston Rockets ... turns out, he was one of the last.… READ MORE >

- 652 days ago
Metta World Peace -- Picks NBA Finals Winner ... Loses Spelling Bee

Metta World Peace
Picks NBA Finals Winner Loses Spelling Bee

Lakers star Metta World Peace went out on a limb -- making a bold prediction on who will win the NBA Finals ... and then the limb snapped when he tried to spell his pick.We'll tell you this much… READ MORE >

- 685 days ago
Metta World Peace -- Cops Confront Armed Men at Laker's Condo Complex

Metta World Peace
Cops Confront Armed Men Outside Laker's Condo

Metta World Peace was roused out of bed early this morning when police responded to a report of 4 armed men in the basketball star's condo complex ... TMZ has learned.Law enforcement sources tell… READ MORE >

- 791 days ago
Metta World Peace -- Don't Feel Bad for Mike Brown

Metta World Peace
Don't Feel Bad for Fired Lakers Coach Mike Brown

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Metta World Peace tells TMZ ... he's not shedding any tears for his ex-coach Mike Brown ... 'cause even though he got fired, dude made out like a bandit. MWP was… READ MORE >

- 890 days ago
Metta World Peace -- I Look Good in a GRIZZLIES Jersey

Metta World Peace
I Look Good in a GRIZZLIES Jersey

It's either a sign of respect ... or a sign that he wants out of L.A. ... but Los Angeles Lakers star Metta World Peace donned a Vancouver Grizzlies jersey this weekend while rapping in Canada. A… READ MORE >

- 1044 days ago

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