Skip to comments.Metta World Peace agrees to two-year contract with Knicks
Posted on 07/15/2013 1:56:18 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Metta World Peace agreed to a two-year deal with the Knicks, 14 years after the club passed him over in the NBA draft.
World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest of Queensbridge, reportedly accepted the remaining portion of the Knicks mini mid-level which will pay him $1.6 million this year.
World Peace, who played at St. John's, was released by the Lakers via the amnesty clause.
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With the way he has behaved, we can call him Metta World WAR.
So glad that I won’t be hearing that stupid name as often. Now can we get some real team players?
As a Laker fan, I’m sorry to see him go.
Well Knicks fans, your trip is about to get weird.
Well, he did help WIN a championship for the Lakers in 2010.
I remember In Game 5 of the 2010 Western Conference Finals, Artest hit a game-winning shot at the buzzer after grabbing a last second offensive rebound. He scored 25 points against the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 and went to the NBA Finals for the first time in his career.
In the finals, the Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics, four games to three. Artest scored 20 points in the clincher and sank the team’s last field goal a three-pointer late in the fourth quarter to virtually seal the victory.
Afterwards, Lakers head coach Phil Jackson called Artest the most valuable player of Game 7 against the Celtics.
Edit to add... back then, he was still called Ron Artest.
Mega Dipp Shyte
thug with benefits
Is he related to World B. Free, who played for the Cavs, I think?
Me too..Metta had his issues but I liked him as a Laker he will be missed
RE: Is he related to World B. Free
The only relation they have is that both CHANGED THEIR NAMES.
World’s birth name was Lloyd Bernard Free.
Well what to say? I liked the name Cassius Clay before he became Muhammad Ali.
I also liked Cat Stevens (Really, Steven Demetre Georgiou) before he became Yusuf Islam
Meta thug gangsta?