Metta World Peace Rumors

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Metta World Peace
Metta World Peace
Position: F
Born: 11/13/79
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:246 lbs. / 111.6 kg.
Salary: $1,551,659
Lakers players say Walton has stayed on an even keel throughout a brutal campaign. “It’s been Luke every day,” says veteran swingman Metta World Peace. “It’s just been him. And that’s hard to do. He has a hard job, but he’s making it look real easy.” Says veteran forward Luol Deng, “He’s human. He has times where you can tell he’s frustrated. There’s times when he’s extra happy or extra proud of the guys. But, for the most part, he’s maintained.”
1 week ago via ESPN
Much of his success, he said, is attributed to his personal maturity, but also to his basketball pedigree, his NBA contacts, his minor-league experiences, the name recognition and his insatiable appetite for social media; he is a tweeting fool. (Metta World Peace and his son Ron Artest III reached out and plan an unofficial recruiting visit.) But just to prove that not everything has changed, that Musselman hasn’t completely lost his mind or his grip, he cites his intimate and ongoing involvement with the following: the shape and design of the logo on the new basketball floor at Lawlor Events Center; the introduction of an occasional charter team flight; the decor in the renovated locker rooms. Those eight jerseys the players select from? All eight samples hang on the wall in the locker room, including the one preferred by the players – black with white numbering.
Even though Lakers fans continuously remind Metta World Peace for his role in the Lakers’ 2010 NBA title win, the former Ron Artest has abstained from reminding his teammates about the incident. So instead of talking about his 20 points, five steals and infamous press conference in which he thanked his psychologist, World Peace has embraced the team’s youth movement. “This is a new time, new music,” World Peace said. “Seven years ago, it was Jay-Z and now it’s Lil Uzi Vert. Seven years ago, it was Mobb Deep and now it’s Chief Keef. It’s a whole new time. So some of these guys were still getting their butt whooped for eating too much candy. It’s a new time and new era of players. The best players ever to play in the NBA are in today’s game. So seven years ago, it’s not important.”

Leading into the network’s Saturday night lineup (Feb. 18), TNT will feature a series of original programs beginning with the NBA Talent Challenge, a competition featuring NBA players demonstrating their off-the-court talents, at 5 p.m. The talent show, produced by Turner Sports in association with Juma Entertainment, will feature eight finalists showing off their special skills, including Miami’s Chris Bosh playing guitar, Phoenix’s Devin Booker playing ping pong, Oklahoma City’s Victor Oladipo singing and Cleveland’s Iman Shumpert and the Lakers’ Metta World Peace and Lou Williams rapping. The telecast will be hosted by Johnson with Barkley, Smith and O’Neal serving as judges. Fan voting will determine the winner from a pool of five finalists.