Metta World Peace RUMORS & NEWS

  • Lakers interested in hiring World Peace as assistant coach

    ESPN "The odds are against Metta World Peace making the Los Angeles Lakers' Opening Night roster, but the Lakers have interest in keeping the veteran forward around as an assistant coach if they can't make room for him as an active player, according to league sources. Sources told that World..." October 21

  • The Time Coach Mike Brown Nearly Had to Fight Metta World Peace

    San Jose Mercury News "This was back when Metta World Peace was still named Ron Artest, the 24-year-old, unstable version. Mike Brown, the Indiana Pacers new, young, 33-year-old assistant, was still learning the volatile quirks of his new player. Brown remembers a road trip to New York City. The plane landed and..." October 20

  • Entering 17th NBA season, Metta World Peace says he wants to play 20

    Pro Basketball Talk "Metta World Peace is a longshot to make the Lakers roster this season. Los Angeles already has 14 guaranteed contracts plus the very team friendly deal of Yi Jianlian, who has looked good in camp and will almost certainly make the roster. That makes 15, the max the Lakers could carry into the..." October 09

  • Metta World Peace thinks newborn babies cry because they want candy

    Black Sports Online "Lakers veteran forward Metta World Peace is filling the quote machine already and the NBA season hasn’t even officially begun. During a media session at Lakers training camp World Peace was asked if the team was enjoying camp. MWP went off on a tangent and referenced babies coming out of the womb..." October 03

  • The Lakers are reportedly bringing Metta World Peace back for another season

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers have plenty of young guys on their roster. D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr., Julius Randle and newest rookie Brandon Ingram are a part of a rebuilding core that is expected to one day to lead the franchise back to some glorious times. Until they develop..." September 21

  • Metta World Peace: ‘I could have averaged 15 or 20 on the Lakers if I played, easily’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Metta World Peace said he could play a couple more seasons. At a high level, too. World Peace, in a Q&A with Ian Begley of ESPN: Q: Are you still planning to play next season? A: Absolutely. The NBA is always on the front burner. Q: Are you talking with teams right..." August 04

  • Metta World Peace Allegedly ‘Speaks Daily’ To The ‘Malice At The Palace’ Cup Thrower

    Dime Magazine "Stephen Jackson has become a regular on The Jump with Rachel Nichols, and the world is a better place for it. He has incredible stories, like the one he loves to tell about how, in the aftermath of the Malice at the Palace, then-Ron Artest turned to him in the locker room and asked him sincerely..." June 15

  • 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

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