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 imagination. … » 12/29/12 10:45am 12/29/12 10:45am

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

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 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

"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' entertaining." » 9/21/11 1:20pm 9/21/11 1:20pm

Ron Artest Is Still A Little Confused About Why Deadspin Was Calling…

Here's what he told the LA Times: ""You know what man, it was kind of crazy," Artest said. "People are trying to pull not even pranks, but try to stir something up that doesn't make any sense. It really doesn't make any sense. People call you and then pull pranks. I never shied away from the media. You can't be trying to… » 7/31/11 6:30pm 7/31/11 6:30pm