Where Were You For "Malice At The Palace?"

It was 10 years ago tonight that the Pacers and Pistons came to blows, sparking the strangest, scariest, and still, today, the most improbable NBA happening of our lives. Players fighting fans in the stands; fans fighting players on the court. It was unforgettable. » 11/19/14 9:45am 11/19/14 9:45am

Metta World Peace Reacts Wonderfully To Reports Of His Pending Release

Now that it looks like the cap-strapped Lakers are going to amnesty Metta World Peace sometime in the next week to save $14.8 million, Metta World Peace has reacted on Twitter in the most Metta World Peace way imaginable. » 7/10/13 11:59am 7/10/13 11:59am

Metta World Peace Was Zonked Out On Painkillers After His Knee Surgery,…

Update: This—part or all of it—is some sort of PR stunt, because in in this gilded age, even the most banal things are guerrilla marketing. A Deadspin staffer got this email yesterday, excerpted in part: » 3/30/13 10:20am 3/30/13 10:20am

The 15 Most Surreal Moments From 2012's Sports-Related Next Media…

Next Media Animation, the Taiwanese animation company that produces short cartoons recapping the news of the day, has its best muse in sports, where the lines between good and evil lend themselves to pictures of angry video game characters, and events are just cartoonish enough to spark the overactive NMA… » 12/29/12 10:45am 12/29/12 10:45am

Metta World Peace Is Now Friends With The Fan Who Threw A Drink At Him…

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: World Peace has come to terms with what happened that day. » 7/20/12 6:05pm 7/20/12 6:05pm

Why Did We Ever Think Ron Artest Was Interesting?

I was one of those Internet people who participated in the rebranding of Ron Artest when he arrived in L.A. a couple years ago. I wrote a sidebar to this Maxim article that branded Artest as the NBA's most lovable goofball, an article included bullshit quotes like this one from Phil Jackson: » 4/23/12 11:48am 4/23/12 11:48am

Metta World Peace's Elbow Waged War On James Harden's Head

Metta World Peace earned an ejection from today's Lakers-Thunder game when his celebration after a second-quarter dunk included an elbow to the side of James Harden's head. » 4/22/12 5:08pm 4/22/12 5:08pm

Science! Proves Ron Artest's Halftime Drinking Hurt His Free-Throw…

Our old friends at the Harvard Sports Analytics Collective took a long-overdue look at whether Ron Artest's early-career practice of drinking Hennessy cognac at halftime hurt his play. "Sure enough during the 2001 and 2002 seasons his free-throw percentage during the third quarter was 67.21% compared to 72.33% that he… » 3/02/12 1:35pm 3/02/12 1:35pm

Metta World Peace Is Bored

The former Ron Artest's game is slipping. His numbers are down, and even his trademark defense isn't what it once was. Is it because he's 32 now? It is because he arrived for training camp out of shape after spending the offseason changing his name, doing stand-up, and texting his dong? Nope. World Peace had just… » 1/27/12 11:15am 1/27/12 11:15am

Metta World Peace Doesn't Mind When Kobe Calls Him "Ron"

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: how the Lakers communicate on the court. » 12/30/11 3:00pm 12/30/11 3:00pm

Metta World Peace Is Just As Insane As Ron Artest

Ron Artest's jersey now says "World Peace" on the back, and presumably he's become an entirely different person since the name change became official. But there's one Artest quality we can still count on: Metta World Peace is still totally insane. » 12/14/11 2:25pm 12/14/11 2:25pm

This Will Answer Any Questions You Might Have About Changing One's Name…

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: the former Ron Artest is still getting his new credit cards. » 11/14/11 5:10pm 11/14/11 5:10pm

"Life Is Like A Jump Shot": Reviewing The Unremarkable History Of NBA…

NBA players like rapping, and that is a fact of the universe that we are powerless to stop. The way that I have tended to deal this phenomenon is generally to ignore it completely. It is shockingly easy to do: Just as I do with Kreayshawn, I pretend that NBA rappers do not exist, that they have never existed, and that… » 9/23/11 5:00pm 9/23/11 5:00pm

Metta World Peace's "Stiff Cha-Cha" Doesn't Get Past The First Round Of…

Not content to spend the lockout doing "hasty and shapeless" stand-up comedy, The Dong Texter Formerly Known As Ron Artest has gone one-and-done on "Dancing With The Stars." If you wish, feel free to view his effort here. The Los Angeles Times said his was a "stiff cha-cha" that was simultaneously "buckets o'… » 9/21/11 1:20pm 9/21/11 1:20pm

Ron Artest Has Never Looked More Graceful

Your morning roundup for Sept. 5, the day Arizona (against all odds) got a little bit worse. Photo of Artest at rehearsal via @LakerNation. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors. » 9/05/11 10:30am 9/05/11 10:30am

Not So Fast: Ron Artest Not Permitted To Change His Name Just Yet

"A court official said, 'Ron has to clear outstanding traffic warrants' before a name change can take effect. ... His next court date is set for Sept. 16." [Los Angeles Times, via SLAM Online] » 8/26/11 1:40pm 8/26/11 1:40pm

Ron Artest Will Play In The Worst Basketball League In Europe

England could use a little peace right now, and they're getting Metta World Peace. Ron Artest, against the advice of his agent, his sponsors, and anyone who knows anything about basketball, has signed a deal to play for the Cheshire Jets of the British Basketball League. » 8/10/11 10:55am 8/10/11 10:55am

Ron Artest Put Away His Cellphone Last Night To Take In A Celine Dion…

Lakers forward/funnyman/dong-texter Ron "Metta World Peace" Artest has, with good reason, captured our imagination lately. Sometimes for good, sometimes for bad. » 8/07/11 6:15pm 8/07/11 6:15pm