Metta World Peace RUMORS & NEWS

  • Metta World Peace says he learned to cook crack at 13

    Sporting News "At the age of 36, Metta World Peace’s NBA career is likely coming to an end — if it isn’t already done. World Peace was in an introspective mood Wednesday when discussing his journey from the rough-and-tumble Queensbridge projects in New York to his time with the Pacers on ESPN’s "Highly..." May 19

  • Metta World Peace I'm Not Retiring Yet Wanna Come Back to Lakers

    TMZ "He's 36 years old ... but Metta World Peace says he ain't ready to ride off into the sunset just yet -- telling TMZ Sports he hopes to return to the Lakers for his 17th season! Metta was out at a charity event at Bootsy Bellows nightclub -- when we asked if we should look for him back in..." May 06

  • Metta World Peace says that the D’Angelo Russell-Nick Young scandal wasn't 'that bad'

    USA Today "The final month of the Lakers’ 2015-16 season became less about Kobe Bryant and more about the scandal between D’Angelo Russell and Nick Young. Once the video of Young evidently discussing his infidelity leaked, the lowly Lakers were thrown into the NBA spotlight. It was a huge deal. There was..." May 04

  • Metta World Peace said that he wants to play in the NBA for 2-4 more years

    L.A. Daily News "The role has become mostly reduced toward a mentorship role while only playing minutes when completely necessary. Yet, Lakers forward Metta World Peace hopes he can play two to four more years in the NBA following the 2015-16 season. Once he becomes a free agent this offseason, World Peace..." April 03

  • Lakers' Metta World Peace wants to be a head coach one day

    CBS Sports "Metta World Peace wants to be a head coach one day, and he's serious about it. The Los Angeles Lakers forward spoke at length about the subject with the Los Angeles Daily News' Mark Medina: “I want to coach one day,” World Peace said during a recent lunch interview with Los Angeles News Group...." December 06

  • Metta World Peace -- Kobe Could Be an NBA Coach Next Season

    TMZ "The world is Kobe Bryant's oyster ... so says Metta World Peace who tells TMZ Sports his Lakers teammate has plenty of options in retirement -- including being an NBA coach. Peace was out at Greystone nightclub to celebrate Julius Randle's birthday when we asked about Kobe's next move. " November 30

  • World Peace: ‘I was disruptive, dysfunctional, and mentally unstable. That’s a bad mix.’

    Sportsnet "When Metta World Peace, then going by Ron Artest, followed his first impulse and darted into the stands at the Palace at Auburn Hills after having a drink thrown on him, nobody—not the fans in Detroit that night, not the Pistons or Indiana Pacers players on the floor, or those of us watching from..." November 20

  • Metta World Peace to become Lakers assistant upon retirement?

    Yardbarker "In the wake of veteran NBA small forward Metta World Peace beating out second-year player Jabari Brown for the Los Angeles Lakers final roster spot, the Lakers also reportedly plan to have MWP join the coaching staff in the future. Apparently, Lakers brass have a long-term plan in place that..." October 27

  • Metta World Peace Thinks the NBA Is Too Soft: “It’s Not Really a Grown Man’s Game Anymore”

    Complex "Metta World Peace hasn’t actually played in an NBA game in more than a year, but now that he’s back with the Lakers, he’s being reminded of the things he doesn’t like about the league. Specifically, World Peace isn’t a big fan of all the ticky-tack fouls that guys get called for. When he came into..." October 13

  • Metta World Peace: ‘I’m still one of the best small forwards in the world’

    Larry Brown Sports "The always-colorful Metta World Peace has given us an abundance of memorably absurd quotes over the years. There’s his fascinating views on social equality, his culinary combat tales, and his Vincibility Theorem regarding the 95-96 Bulls. There’s also the teeth that he’s thankful to Jesus Christ..." September 16

  • Metta World Peace says he is ready for return to NBA

    New York Daily News "Metta World Peace said he is done playing overseas and is ready to return to the NBA this season. “I’m ready for any scenario,” the 35-year-old said. But as for what city he might play in, he’s still not sure. The Queensbridge native was in attendance for Saturday’s fight between Floyd..." September 14

  • Metta World Peace -- I'm Open to Lakers Comeback ... But They Haven't Called Yet

    TMZ "If the Lakers are flirting with the idea of signing Metta World Peace, it's definitely a surprise to him. Earlier this week, NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Lakers have been talking with Metta's reps about a possible comeback ... though no official deal was on the table...." August 26

  • 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

    ESPN "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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’

    ESPN "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

    ESPN "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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