Metta World Peace Is Allegedly Good Friends With The Guy Who Started The "Malice At The Palace"
On yesterday's taping of ESPN's "The Jump," Rachel Nichols welcomed two special guests who were both present for the infamous "Malice At The Palace." Rasheed Wallace and Stephen Jackson, who are now friendly enough to sit next to each other without trading jabs, joined the show to talk about a number of topics, including that wild night in Detroit. As it turns out, according to Captain Jack, Metta World Peace eventually patched things up with the dude who threw the cup which sparked the brawl, John Green.
Metta World Peace Says He Learned How To Cook Crack Next Door To Mobb Deep When He Was 13
Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, appeared on ESPN's "Highly Questionable" recently and the brief interview will have you begging for more stories from the Queensbridge native.
Metta World Peace Takes Subway To First Knicks Game
Prior to his debut in a Knicks uniform, Metta World Peace decided to touch base with his New York roots and ride the subway to Madison Square Garden. Growing up in Queensbridge, where his brother still lives, Metta (or Ron Artest, as he was known then) took the F train frequently, and he had not taken it in a long time so he felt prior to his first Knicks game would be a good chance. Metta had 4 points and 4 rebounds in just 17 minutes of action as the Knicks held on for the win.
Metta World Peace Broke Michael Jordan's Ribs Once
The always candid Metta World Peace has returned home to New York to play for the Knicks this season, and talking about a myriad of MWP topics, he had a Q&A with the New York Post. In it he talks about the time he broke Michael Jordan's ribs during a pickup game. It wasn't malicious, as he was just trying to get the ball. Luckily for Metta, Jordan was forgiving, and he of all people, understood the competitive nature.
Metta World Peace Says The Genre Of Hip-Hop Has Changed
Metta World Peace is one of the most interesting players in the NBA, and Ball Over All had a chance to sit down with the Knicks’ new forward. Not known strictly for balling, Metta is one of the best rappers in the NBA, and during the exclusive interview he talked about hip-hop and what it means to him.
Team YOLO: NBA's 10 Most Irrationally Confident Players
A couple weeks ago, Derrick Rose made headlines with a proclamation that he - in his own eyes - was still the NBA's best player. The statement seemed deluded at the time, what with Kevin Durant scoring at an All-Time rate, that LeBron guy doing basically everything at an All-Time rate, and Rose having not played in over a year.
Metta World Peace Is Changing His Name Again
Ron Artest was involved in the most nefarious brawl in league history at the Malice At The Palace, but it was after he was ejected from a game in a playoff series in 2011 that he wanted to start anew, and changed his name legally to Metta World Peace.Recently, Metta was amnestied by the Lakers and then picked up by his hometown New York Knicks. Wanting to have yet another fresh start, World Peace says he is changing his name this year, but it will not be legally (“too much work”), and will not announce the new name just yet.
NBA Players You Don't Want To Fight
There have always been those certain players who are not to be messed with, on or off the hardwood. Whether it's because of a personal track record, physical stature, on-court aggression or a combination of everything, we'd put our money on these guys if the stuff hit the fan. Let's take a look at the players who are keeping the essence of the tough "old school" NBA alive and count down 10 NBA Players You Don't Want To Fight.