Stephen Jackson fired off one expensive tweet this weekend. The San Antonio Spurs player was just fined $25,000 by the NBA for mouthing off online, reports the Washington Post.Jackson tweeted Friday night, threatening Oklahoma City Thunder player Serge Ibaka after he and Lakers player Metta World Peace got into it on the court. Jackson apparently didn't like what he saw, and wrote: “Somebody tell serg Abaka. He aint bout dis life. Next time he run up on me im goin in his mouth. That’s a...Read Full Story
He changed his name to Metta World Peace. But that didn't stop Ron Artest from getting violent against the Oklahoma Thunder on Sunday April 22. Though the Lakers won that game in double OT, no one's going to remember the score in the future. What people will remember, however, is the violent elbow Metta World Peace threw at James Hardin in the game. For those who didn't watch, the Lakers star was ejected for the flagrant foul. You can watch video of the elbow below. But first, let's take a...Read Full Story
Metta World Peace (yes that's really Ron Artest's legal name now) was eliminated from Dancing with the Stars Tuesday night, becoming the first contestant cut from the show's 13th season on ABC. Upon exiting the show, World Peace admitted that maybe he didn't take the whole thing seriously enough. “We had the lowest scores, you know. Nothing’s rigged,” he told Access Hollywood . “I didn’t really put in enough time and effort to go on to the next day.”Monday night judges gave World Peace's...Read Full Story
If all goes according to plan, NBA Lakers small forward Ron Artest will become Metta World Peace this August.TMZ reports that Artest has filed paperwork to make the switch legal — but that it won't happen until August 26, at the earliest. Artest explained via Twitter, "Metta is a Pali word meaning loving-kindness. Metta chanting is the radiation of loving-kindness towards all beings: Super dope!!!"Artest obviously wants the words "World Peace" on the back of his Lakers jersey. A noble...Read Full Story
'Metta World Peace' is the name that NBA Lakers star Ron Artest chose for himself in 2011. It remains to be seen if the NBA will allow him to have "World Peace" on the back of his jersey.