2011 Deadspin Hall Of Fame Nominee: Metta World Peace

The hoopster formerly known as Ron Artest has been a joy to behold this year. From prank-calling radio stations to helping reporters with marriage proposals to senselessly clotheslining J.J. Barea to his mastery of the art of avoiding questions to public-service announcements with wild animals to changing his name to Dancing With The Stars to doing stand-up comedy to his appreciation of Celine Dion's music, Metta World Peace was the gift that kept on giving in the last 12 months.

Oh, right, he also (allegedly!) texted photos of his dong to a woman in Oklahoma City, and he couldn't understand all the fuss once word of that became public. We know he's guaranteed to stay crazy and to keep us entertained. But is Metta World Peace a Deadspin Hall of Famer? That's for you to decide by voting below. Polls will remain open through 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Christmas Day, and we'll be presenting the inductees next week. As always, the threshold for induction is 75 percent of the vote.

Other nominees:
Brett Favre
Bill Simmons
Penn State
Pig Who Pooped On His Own Balls
A.J. Daulerio