Metta World Peace RUMORS & NEWS

  • Metta World Peace to play in Italy

    Sporting News "Ron Artest The Pandas Friend Metta World Peace is taking his talents to Italy. The Pallacanestro Cantù made the announcement official Tuesday afternoon. The former NBA Defensive Player of the Year is expected to join the team later this week. The team was so excited by the signing that it..." March 24

  • The fight that made Metta World Peace an ex-Knick

    New York Post "The 10-year anniversary of the Malice at the Palace is Wednesday, and Metta World Peace is commemorating it with a new book. But in promoting “The Untold Story of the Malice at the Palace,’’ World Peace told The Post in an interview from China some malice that occurred in the Knicks’ locker room..." November 17

  • Pacquiao expressing interest in Metta World Peace for his new Filipino team "Manny Pacquiao has expressed interest in recruiting former NBA All-Star Metta World Peace to the Filipino boxing champion's newest venture -- professional basketball. Pacquiao has become player/coach of the newly formed Kia Sorentos in the Philippine Basketball Association, adding to his other..." August 30

  • Report: Metta World Peace heading to Chinese Basketball Association to join Sichuan Blue Whales

    Yahoo! Sports "Metta World Peace, it turns out, is a man of his word — the 34-year-old forward really isn't retired. But he's also not going to play professional basketball in the NBA next season. Or, at least, he won't be at the start of the season. After tweeting early Tuesday morning that he "met with..." August 01

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Hearing: ex-Knick Metta World Peace is close to agreeing to terms with the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association.

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    @BR_NBA no way in the world I am retiring. I'm too good. Last year I had a consistent pre-season. I can't control what a coach does!

  • Metta World Peace a deadbeat dad: suit

    New York Post "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..." April 10

  • Metta World Peace wants back with the Knicks under Jackson "Metta World Peace joined his hometown Knicks after being waived by the Lakers last summer and thought it would be the fitting end to his career he deserved. Another title run, help show the Knicks championship-level leadership, make some money, the works. Instead, he was injured, then fell out of..." March 27

  • World Peace meets with Jackson; interested in Knicks return

    New York Post "It was equivalent to a job interview. Metta World Peace, who lives in Beverly Hills, ran up to Phil Jackson’s Staples Center suite during halftime from his courtside seat for a chat Tuesday night during the Knicks’ 127-96 blowout loss to the Lakers. World Peace is more than a month removed from..." March 27

  • Knicks reach buyout with and waive Metta World Peace, Beno Udrih "The Knicks officially bought out the contracts of guard Beno Udrih and forward Metta World Peace Monday, then officially waived them. From the Knicks' release: “We are disappointed that it did not work out for Beno and Metta here in New York,” Mills said. “We thank them for their contributions..." February 25

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    Metta World Peace @MettaWorldPeace

    Thank NYC for everything. Thanks for having me I will always be grateful... My agent is working on a buyout. No disrespect to the city Luv U

  • Udrih, World Peace candidates for Knicks deadline trades

    New York Post "Thanks for signing up, guys. Former Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald brought in five new players last offseason via free-agent signings – with defense-oriented forward Metta World Peace and point guard Beno Udrih by far the most important. (Jeremy Tyler, Cole Aldrich, Toure’ Murry were..." February 13

  • Metta World Peace: Knicks can still make playoffs

    New York Post "The record is 11 games south of mediocre. The Knicks have been on an Injury of the Day plan all season it seems. Depending on the source, Mike Woodson’s job life expectancy is anywhere from an hour-and-a-half ago to days to weeks. And yet on Monday, there was talk of the playoffs by players —..." February 11

  • World Peace open to being traded by Knicks

    New York Post "Metta World Peace is in Knicks coach Mike Woodson’s doghouse and he’s unsure why. After returning from a blood-spinning procedure on Jan. 24, World Peace has seen little time in the rotation and now is open to getting traded, according to a league source. After spending his career wanting to be..." February 08

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    Metta World Peace @MettaWorldPeace

    Out with a stomach virus today. Will not be suiting up today. Lets root on the knicks. #championshipball #goknicks

  • Metta World Peace: ‘I can still play’ "Metta World Peace isn’t demanding playing time. But he wants everyone to know he can still play if called upon. “I still can score, still put people on the block … I can still play and that’s all I focus on, is playing,” World Peace said on Friday. “I don’t coach, I play. Whether I get 0.8..." January 26

  • Knicks’ World Peace: Knee procedure went well

    New York Post "Metta World Peace said he’s already feeling the good effects from the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) blood-spinning procedure he underwent on his knees Monday. World Peace, who has played just two games since Dec. 21 because of an arthritic left knee, said he plans to return to the Knicks lineup in..." January 08

  • Amar’e helped Metta decide on knee procedure

    New York Post "Metta World Peace said one of the reasons he has decided on a blood-spinning therapy known as platelet-rich-plasma Jan. 6 is because it was recommended by a handful of players, including Amar’e Stoudemire. Stoudemire never has publicly revealed he had PRP on his knees, but World Peace said it’s..." January 01

  • World Peace tells reporters he’s an alien

    USA Today "The never-ending soap opera that is the 2013-14 New York Knicks took yet another turn on Friday when reports surfaced that owner James Dolan addressed the entire team and told them that nobody would be traded, and that head coach Mike Woodson’s job was safe. Metta World Peace had an interesting..." December 28

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    Al Iannazzone @Al_Iannazzone

    Carmelo (ankle), World Peace (knee) & Felton (groin) are listed on the #Knicks injury board.

  • MWP dealing with knee issues

    ESPN New York "Metta World Peace sat out of Saturday's game against Memphis with a left knee issue that may keep him out for an extended period. The veteran forward said before Saturday's game he's unsure if he can play Monday against Orlando. "I just have to take some time. We’ll see how long," he said...." December 21

  • Metta World Peace ready for whatever comes his way

    New York Post "Metta World Peace said he knew going to New York would be “an adventure’’ and it is living up to the billing. The Queensbridge product has not only found himself out of the rotation but has found himself mentioned in trade talks that could send him to Toronto in a package for point guard Kyle..." December 14

  • World Peace gives Knicks lift off bench

    New York Post "Amar’e Stoudemire was out and Metta World Peace was in Friday night. The only thing the Knicks lost was seeing Stoudemire play in a back-to-back scenario for the first time this season. World Peace, who before the Knicks’ 121-83 systematic beatdown of the Magic said his early season..." December 07

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    Al Iannazzone @Al_Iannazzone

    Metta said the reported argument between he and Kenyon was over pasta. He said Kenyon likes shell pasta and he likes elbow pasta.

  • Report: World Peace, Kenyon Martin had 'heated' argument on Sunday

    ESPN New York "Kenyon Martin and Metta World Peace got into a "heated" verbal argument during a Knicks workout prior to Sunday's game against the Pelicans, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. The two veteran forwards did not come to blows, but the back and forth was described as "intense"..." December 02

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    Frank Isola @FisolaNYDN

    Raymond Felton still out, Metta World Peace back, Amare out vs Pacers

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    #Knicks F Metta World Peace had fluid drained from his left knee today, @ESPNNewYork has learned.

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    Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman

    Metta World Peace doubtful for tomorrow.

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    #Knicks say Metta World Peace is out tonight with a sore left knee. Chris Smith is active.

  • Metta World Peace gets to live hometown dream

    New York Post "Metta World Peace is proud of his 33-year-old body that is entering its 14th season in the NBA. Talk to him and it is clear he has spent too much time admiring himself in the mirror. “My body is amazing,” he told The Post. He was serious, too. “When girls look at my body, they’re like ‘Wow.’..." October 30

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  • Melo finds humor in World Peace vs. Hansbrough

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony got a good chuckle at tough guy Tyler Hansbrough’s meek reaction Monday night when he realized which character he was jostling against. And Anthony commended his new teammate Metta World Peace for still having the juice at age 33 to play the part of enforcer and not losing his..." October 23

  • Metta: Knicks title will come from ‘smart’ play

    New York Post "It was the world according to Metta World Peace yesterday as he philosophized the Knicks haven’t played smart enough to win a championship the past 40 years. World Peace said this current edition may have the intelligence to finally break the Knicks’ title drought that began after they won the..." October 04

  • ‘World Peace’ seeks new nickname

    New York Post "After word spread around the Internet Metta World Peace might be changing his name again ahead of playing for the Knicks next season the man himself took to his Twitter account to squash the idea. “Don’t believe anyone who said I’m changing my name again” World Peace tweeted. “I am letting fans..." July 27

  • Metta World Peace to embark on comedy tour -- hosted by Ron Artest

    New York Post "An identity crisis for the man formerly known as Ron Artest? New Knicks forward Metta World Peace, who changed his name from Artest two years ago, is embarking on a stand up comedy tour this summer, according to a photo of a poster he tweeted Friday. The ad reads “Metta World Peace presents,”..." July 20

  • Knicks officially claim World Peace with two-year deal

    New York Post "Metta World Peace wanted the challenge next season of breaking a 41-year championship drought, wanted the Big Apple, wanted to retire a Knick. The former Ron Artest is coming home. World Peace agreed to become a Knick yesterday in Las Vegas, agreeing to terms on a two-year deal. It’s the..." July 16

  • Knicks contact World Peace "Metta World Peace wants to play for the New York Knicks, according to a person close to the veteran small forward. World Peace cleared waivers late Sunday afternoon, making him an unrestricted free agent. A source told's Brian Windhorst that the Knicks, who can offer him part of their..." July 15

  • Knicks reach deal for World Peace

    Yahoo! Sports "Metta World Peace has reached agreement on a two-year, $3.2 million contract with the New York Knicks, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The second year of the deal is a player option, a source told Y! Sports. World Peace and his agents met with Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald and..." July 15

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Metta World Peace has cleared waivers and become a free agent, league source tells Y! Sports.

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Metta World Peace spoke with Yao Ming today about playing for Shanghai. Knicks still 1st choice but Sharks intrigue MWP

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Source close to Metta just told me MWP definitely wants to play for Knicks. Clippers fairly distant 2nd, China 3rd

  • Peace out? Metta may pick retirement over Knicks

    New York Post "Take it with a grain of salt. That’s the message from agent Doug Davis in response to Metta World Peace’s remarks Friday he’s done with the NBA, done with his dream of playing at the Garden and has China or arena football in his future plans. When told World Peace sounded serious, Davis told..." July 14

  • World Peace wants to continue career in China or try coaching

    New York Daily News "Metta World Peace says he wants to continue his playing career in China or try his hand at coaching, and if those don’t work there is always Arena Football. The one thing World Peace claims he doesn’t want to do is play in the NBA, which would end the idea of the player formerly known as Ron..." July 13

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    Shahan Ahmed @shahanLA

    Metta World Peace just told @mcten and I that he has no desire to play in the NBA next season. Not for Knick, Nets, one #Lakers

  • Knicks interested in Metta World Peace

    New York Post "Mike Woodson said Knicks fans should preach patience as they wait for Peace. It’s official! Metta World Peace, the former Ron Artest, was waived via the amnesty rule Thursday night by the Lakers, partially paving the way for him to finally come home and become a Knick. A lot of chips have to..." July 12

  • Lakers amnesty Metta World Peace "The Los Angeles Lakers released Metta World Peace via the amnesty clause on Thursday night. "It's tough to say goodbye to a player such as Metta, who has been a significant part of our team the past four seasons. For anyone who's had the opportunity to get to know him, it's impossible not to..." July 11

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Lakers make it official and announce they've released Metta World Peace via amnesty clause. This season's amnesty deadline is July 16

  • Dad wants Metta to finish career with Knicks

    New York Post "Ron Artest Sr. is hoping if his son, Metta World Peace, is waived today via the amnesty rule, he will attempt to finish his career with the Knicks. Nevertheless, Artest Sr. said as of last night, World Peace is seriously considering retiring instead of finishing his NBA career in the Big..." July 10

  • Metta World Peace eyes future with Knicks?

    ESPN New York "Morales said World Peace would be "upset" if the Lakers amnesty him, and that he would even consider retirement if any team with room to fit him under the salary cap claimed him off waivers. Those teams would have the first opportunity to claim him. "If the Lakers do amnesty him, he might want..." July 09

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    KEVIN DING @KevinDing

    Sweet a guy as he is, @MettaWorldPeace will be waived via amnesty by Lakers to save about $30 million, barring some late change.