Ron Artest

Metta World Peace is at peace with coming off Lakers bench

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The idea of starting Matt Barnes and bringing the disruptive play of Metta World Peace off the bench makes some sense, you can see why Lakers coach Mike Brown wants to try it. The question was always, how would World Peace react? (Yes, I get how weirdly that sentence reads, but I refuse to just [more]

No, seriously, Metta World Peace is Metta World Peace this season

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I think a lot of us thought when Ron Artest announced he was changing his name to Metta World Peace that he was kidding. I mean, no one would actually do that, right? Another crazy Ron Artest thing, like playing in Britain, or being a rapper. Nope. From the Lakers’ official Twitter feed at practice [more]

Don’t expect many amnesty clause players this season

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Finally, thanks to an amnesty clause in the new labor deal, every NBA team can wipe one bad contract off their books and never have to deal with it again. A “get out of jail free” card for NBA GMs. We like to call it the Gilbert Arenas rule. That should lead to a flood [more]

“Pawn Stars” show hopes to hire out of work NBA player

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I think we may have finally found the perfect job for Delonte West. “Pawn Stars” — the History Channel’s hit show that is tenuously tied to history — is looking to bring in an out of work NBA player. That’s the report from TMZ, (via Inside Hoops). TMZ has learned …”Pawn Stars” honcho Rick Harrison [more]

Artest challenges Jordan to one-on-one game to end lockout

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At this point, just about any way you can think of to end the lockout is good with me. So if it’s a game of one-on-one to 21 between and owner and a player, I’m good with that. Which is exactly what Metta World Peace — the baller formerly known as Ron Artest — proposed [more]