HoopsHype Metta World Peace rumors

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Former Knick Ron Artest’s baby mama is calling foul, charging the baller with being a deadbeat dad. The NBA star, now named Metta World Peace, is refusing to pay his son’s Brooklyn private-school tuition, according to a new lawsuit by the boy’s mother. Jeron Artest, 13, won a coveted spot at the prestigious Poly Prep Country Day School for the 2014-15 school year but World Peace reneged on a promise to pay the $38,355 tuition, according to mom Jennifer Palma’s suit in Manhattan Family Court. New York Post

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Jackson has admitted to being on “a talent hunt’’ and could look at former players familiar with the triangle offense. Jackson met with Metta World Peace during halftime of the Knicks-Lakers game at Staples Center last week. The Post reported World Peace, who was released by the Knicks in February, has a lot of interest in a second stint in New York. Jackson was seated in his seat at midcourt in the 10th row during the Knicks’ 90-89 loss to the Wizards Friday night, but won’t travel with the Knicks to Miami for Sunday’s game. New York Post

April 2, 2014 Updates

In an interview shortly after he was released by the Knicks, World Peace told ESPN New York that his teammates talked often about how much the club misses Jason Kidd this season. "I spoke to a lot of people and a lot of people are saying Jason Kidd was the reason [for the Knicks' poor play this year]," World Peace said in late February. "... I spoke to Tyson about it and Tyson said Jason Kidd used to do a lot of adjustments on the court. So that was an issue that we had this year with Jason Kidd becoming a coach. A lot of times they kept saying, 'We miss that presence of Jason Kidd.'" ESPN.com

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Metta World Peace on Howard's limitations as an offensive player: "That’s where I had an issue with Dwight sometimes because he’s strong and he can rebound, he can block shots, he can dunk. But his moves are not polished yet. So to want the ball every time … we’re going to give it to you, because the franchise called for that, but he isn’t going to score." ESPN.com

March 17, 2014 Updates

Metta World Peace said he was OK coach Mike Woodson denied him a spot in the rotation, but he wasn’t OK when told to tone it down in the locker room and refrain from taking a leadership role. That’s when World Peace realized his Knicks stint was over and left the team, asking for a buyout Feb. 22 in Atlanta. World Peace had played the night before in Orlando but knew that was just temporary. “He had his set rotation and I wasn’t in it,’’ World Peace told The Post by phone from his Beverly Hills home. “I played in Orlando only because [Iman] Shumpert was out. I asked my agent to be professional, respectful, and ask questions, and my agent said, ‘I think it’s best to try to get a buyout and get ready for the next opportunity.’ ” New York Post

World Peace had a player option for next season at $1.6 million and got about $250,000 of that figure in the buyout package, according to a source. “I didn’t mind playing any role, but I didn’t see myself having a role, not even a leadership role,’’ World Peace said. “I was fine with being on the bench, but at times I wanted to help lead. But at times I tried to lead, it was met with resistance. I backed off a little and tried to blend in with the team. I tried to find where I could complement the players but I couldn’t find any room to complement.’’ New York Post

March 1, 2014 Updates

Free agent Metta World Peace, according to his brother, has some interest in joining the Pistons, despite being negatively linked with the franchise over the infamous brawl. The Knicks face the Pistons on Monday. New York Post

February 26, 2014 Updates

Michael Scotto: NEWS: Beno Udrih has been claimed by the Grizzlies. Metta World Peace has cleared waivers, agent Marc Cornstein says. 1st reported by ESPN. Twitter @MikeAScotto

February 24, 2014 Updates

Stefan Bondy: heard zero interest “@sam_amick: Also on the Metta World Peace front, sounds very unlikely that Brooklyn will have interest.” Twitter @NYDNInterNets

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