Metta World Peace auctioning off DPOY trophy for charity

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Metta World Peace puts his money — and prized possessions — into his beliefs.

He has auctioned off his championship ring with the Lakers to raise money for mental health, then donated his winnings from Dancing With The Stars to a cancer charity.

Now his Defensive Player of the Year Award will be auctioned as well, once again for mental health awareness.

You have to appreciate his dedication to the cause — how many of us would auction off prized possessions to help others?

MWP won his DPOY award back in 2004 with the Pacers back when he was still called Ron Artest (that was the one year he made the All-Star Game as well). No doubt through the prime of his career World Peace was a force on the defensive end, plus could get you some points.

World Peace is trying to make a comeback and get on the Lakers’ roster, and he’s made it to the final cut. It comes down to him or Jabari Brown for the 15th and final roster spot, and on several occasions coach Byron Scott has said that’s a tough call.