Metta World Peace

Basketball Player
Born Nov 13, 1979

Metta World Peace is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was known as Ron Artest before legally changing his name in September 2011. World Peace gained a reputation as one of the league's premier defenders as he won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2004.… Read More

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1979 Birth Born on November 13, 1979.


1997 17 Years Old Artest played college basketball at St. John's University from 1997 to 1999. … Read More
In 1999, he led the Red Storm to a 14-4 record in the Big East Conference and 28-9 overall and the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division I Tournament, losing to Ohio State. … Read More


2001 21 Years Old Midway through the 2001–02 season, Artest was traded by Chicago to the Indiana Pacers along with Ron Mercer, Brad Miller, and Kevin Ollie, in exchange for Jalen Rose, Travis Best, Norman Richardson, and a 2nd round draft pick.
2003 23 Years Old 1 More Event
During the 2003–04 season with the Pacers, he averaged 18.3 points per game, 5.7 rebounds per game, and 3.7 assists per game.
…  He was a participant in several controversial on-court incidents, most notably the 2004 Pacers–Pistons brawl, and is known for his sometimes eccentric and outspoken behavior.
2005 25 Years Old Early in the 2005–06 season, Artest requested a trade from the Indiana Pacers and was put on the team's inactive roster. … Read More
2006 26 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 24, 2006, reports from NBA sources confirmed that the Sacramento Kings had agreed to trade Peja Stojaković to the Pacers for Artest. … Read More
2008 28 Years Old 1 More Event
On July 29, 2008, it was reported that Artest was to be traded to the Houston Rockets along with Patrick Ewing, Jr. and Sean Singletary for Bobby Jackson, recently drafted forward Donté Greene, a 2009 first-round draft pick, and cash considerations. … Read More
2009 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In July 2009, the Los Angeles Lakers signed Artest to a five-year deal worth about $33 million. … Read More


He won an NBA championship in 2010 as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. … Read More
2011 31 Years Old On April 26, 2011, Artest won the NBA's J. … Read More
On April 22, 2012, in a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, World Peace elbowed James Harden in the head as he was celebrating a dunk. … Read More
2013 33 Years Old On January 11, 2013, he suffered a right leg injury against the Thunder that would hamper him for two months. … Read More
2014 34 Years Old 1 More Event
…  On February 24, 2014, he was waived by the Knicks after they bought out his contract. … Read More
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