Metta World Peace Speaker Profile
Forward for the Los Angeles Lakers
Metta World Peace Biography
[[Metta World Peace]] was born Ronald William Artest, Jr.,November 13, 1979 and is an American professional basketball player who iscurrently with the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association(NBA). World Peace gained a reputation as one of the league's premier defendersas he won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2004. He was a majorparticipant in the Pacers-Pistons brawl and is known for his sometimeseccentric, outspoken behavior.
World Peace was publicly known as Ron Artest until legallychanging his name in September 2011.
In July 2009, the Los Angeles Lakers signed Artest to a five-year deal worthabout $33 million. Artest chose the number 37 jersey, which he said was inhonor of Michael Jackson. Jackson's Thriller album was at No. 1 on the chartsfor 37 straight weeks.
In Game 5 of the 2010 Western Conference Finals, Artest hita game-winning shot at the buzzer after grabbing a last second offensiverebound. He scored 25 points against the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 and went to theNBA Finals for the first time in his career. In the finals, the Lakers defeatedthe Boston Celtics, four games to three. Artest scored 20 points in theclincher and sank the team's last field goal - a three-pointer late in the fourthquarter - to virtually seal the victory. Afterwards, Lakers head coach PhilJackson called Artest the most valuable player of Game 7 against the Celtics.He won his first championship ring with the Lakers.
For the 2010-2011 season, Artest switched back to number 15,his college number at St. John-s and the first number he wore in his NBAcareer.
On April 26, 2011, Artest won the NBA's J. Walter KennedyCitizenship Award.
Artest changed his name to [[Metta World Peace]] during theoffseason. He came into training camp for the 2011-12 season out of shape.Consequently, new Lakers coach Mike Brown moved World Peace to a reserve role withreduced playing time. World Peace lamented that Brown's coaching style placedtoo much emphasis on statistics.
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Posted on 28 February 2014 | 12:51 pm
Metta World Peace is not only known for his intensity and hard nosed play in the NBA, but also for his heart and goal of spreading peace, love and happiness to all those he comes into contact with or may have influence on. Recently he released his second children's book Metta's World Peace and Love Stories with the goal of celebrating the many ways we can all show love. In the...[Read More]
Posted on 29 May 2013 | 5:53 pm
Metta World Peace or better known to fans everywhere as Ron Artest recently wrote and released a children's book which is appropriately titled "Metta's Bedtime Stories". According to the book summary, Metta's Bedtime Stories is dedicated to all children, families, and educators. Metta's Bedtime Stories was written to help children think about daily events in a positive light. These...[Read More]
Posted on 29 January 2013 | 9:36 pm
It appears as though Ashton Kutcher will be patching the torch over to Los Angeles Lakers Star Metta World Peace as he will soon be the next prankster on prime time tv. The producers of the CBS hidden camera series I Get That A Lot, has partnered with Metta World Peace and his Artest Media Group to develop Metta World Pranks. This new prank series will feature professional athletes...[Read More]
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