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Metta World Peace Says He Learned to Cook Crack at Age 13 (VIDEO)

Metta World Peace put down the drugs for a basketball and hasn't looked back since. The post Metta World Peace Says He Learned to Cook Crack at Age 13 (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Metta World Peace -- I'm Not Retiring Yet ... Wanna Come Back to Lakers (VIDEO)

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 out at a charity event at Bootsy Bellows nightclub --…

Metta World Peace gave himself a headache cheering for Kobe Bryant

All Metta World Peace remembers from Kobe Bryant’s final game is that by the time it was over he had given himself a headache. “I was animated even when he was missing, man,” World Peace said Thursday. “I figured if he is going to miss every shot, then I am going to cheer for him all night.” World...

Metta World Peace Grew Up Around Hip-Hop Greats — Now He Wants to Be One

The realest moment in NBA postgame memory occurred after the Lakers won the 2010 championship. As Craig Sager interviewed Metta World Peace (né Ron Artest) about his clutch fourth-quarter play, the Lakers forward abruptly shouted, “Queensbridge in the building.” Then he made the salmon-suited Sager emphatically blurt, “Queensbridge!” Many viewers...

Metta World Peace says he's starting in place of Kobe Bryant vs. Sacramento

Kobe Bryant was expected to skip Tuesday's game against Sacramento, according to Lakers forward Metta World Peace, who said he was told he would take Bryant's spot in the lineup. Bryant has been trying to save his body for the April 13 season finale, and has made a habit of sitting out games at...

Metta World Peace Comments on Future in NBA, Retirement Timeline

Metta World Peace is in his 16th NBA season and contributing sparingly for the lowly Los Angeles Lakers. He has played in just 23 of the Lakers’ 65 games this season and is averaging career lows in points (4.3 per game) and shootingShow More Summary

Lakers' Metta World Peace, 36, plans to stick around as a player a bit longer

Kobe Bryant and longtime Lakers trainer Gary Vitti will retire next month. Metta World Peace isn't ready to join them. "I still want to get in the playoffs again. I want to do a couple more years," the Lakers forward said Tuesday. "This year I didn't play much so I kind of saved myself. I'm going...

Who's Going to Help Delonte West?

Mental illness is nothing to joke about, and professional athletes are not immune to it. There are those athletes like Metta World Peace who are trying to do their part to help destigmatize mental health among his fellow athletes.

Metta World Peace Hopes To Destigmatize Mental Health Among Athletes

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

After helping the Lakers win the 2010 NBA Finals, Metta World Peace gave a shout-out to his psychologist and inadvertently became one of the most visible symbols for mental health. The athlete joined HuffPost Live on Wednesday and said his openness with mental health stems from his broader goal of destigmatizing the issue. Show More Summary

Metta World Peace Thinks That Matt Barnes Fight Factored Into Derek Fisher's Firing

Metta World Peace doesn't believe Derek Fisher's string of losses is the only reason the former New York Knicks coach was fired earlier this month. The NBA player, who rejoined the Lakers roster last year, suggested that Fisher's high-profile altercation with Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes likely factored into the decision to let Fisher go. Show More Summary

Metta World Peace -- My Daughter's a Tennis Phenom ... 'Next Big Star'

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

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 superstar.  Metta took his family out to dinner at…

Metta World Peace -- There's Only ONE WAY I'd Root for the Rams (VIDEO)

5 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

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 do with signing a certain beloved quarterbac...

Metta World Peace proud to earn a minimum contract

5 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Metta World Peace won a championship with the Lakers in 2010, euphorically proclaiming that everybody needed to "Recognize me!" He's been the NBA's defensive player of the year, his quick hands and sturdy frame making him a nightmare for opposing scorers back in the day. What he accomplished this...

Lakers officially guarantee contracts of World Peace, Huertas and Black

5 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Lakers officially guaranteed the contracts of Metta World Peace, Tarik Black and Marcelo Huertas on Thursday, the deadline to waive players with nonguaranteed deals. With the news, the Lakers’ roster remained at the maximum 15-player limit. World Peace, 36, sat out 14 consecutive games before...

Three players with nonguaranteed contracts probably will remain with Lakers after waive deadline

The Lakers are likely to keep their three players with nonguaranteed contracts, according to a person familiar with the situation. Metta World Peace ($947,000 this season), Tarik Black ($845,000) and Marcelo Huertas ($525,000) will probably remain with the team beyond Thursday's league-wide deadline...

Reunited [And It Feels So Good]

A look back at the beginning of Metta World Peace and Elton Brand's NBA careers. The post Reunited [And It Feels So Good] appeared first on SLAMonline.

Metta World Peace Playing Unlikely Wingman Role for Kobe Bryant Yet Again

LOS ANGELES — Metta World Peace was 14 years old the first time he stepped on a basketball court with Kobe Bryant. It was in Providence, Rhode Island, a high school game featuring a pair of transcendent prodigies. World Peace, then a...Show More Summary

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