Metta World Peace, Ron Artest, Panda Friend. Whatever the name is on his medical form and the roster chart, the diagnosis is still the same: ‘Recurrence of knee injury – recovery time: three-to-five weeks.’ In the NBA, this would mean a spell on the sidelines. But in the Chinese Basketball Association, it is often the end of the season for an overseas player. This is the ruthless nature of life in the CBA, particularly for the league’s American imports. They’re brought in
Beats Electronics enthusiast LeBron James seen with co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Andre (Dr. Dre) Young. Hip Hop has had a longstanding relationship with basketball dating back to the 90s. Between the fashion trends, music and relationships often forged between the two industries, the two seem to go hand-in-hand culturally. Many NBA athletes have tried their hands at making rap albums: Chris Webber, Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant, Ron Artest, Tony Parker, Stephen Jackson, Troy Hudson, Joe Smith and Iman
This hasn’t been the best day for the New York Knicks organization from a press standpoint. The surprising series of events started earlier in the day when Metta World Peace announced his contract buyout. That early morning twitter announcement would be followed by a series of tweets from the NBA veterans’ brother, Daniel Artest who took direct aim at the organization. Among other things Daniel pointed out the apparent dysfunction which has been plaguing the Knicks for some time. While this
As if he ever left Twitter in the first place…with the New York Knicks coming off of a 105-101 victory over the San Antonio Spurs, Metta World Peace is now active on Twitter again. Twas yet another example of Metta being Metta on Twitter. He qualified his social media activity by suggesting that he can’t tweet when his team loses.
Monday, October 7 Daily Trivia: Pau Gasol returned to action for the Lakers Sunday night. Over the summer he spent time working as a representative for Spain to host the 2020 Olympics, but lost the race to what country? Klay Thompson willing to be the sixth man Posted at 08:22 PM ET Klay Thompson was Steph Curry’s running mate last season while starting at the shooting guard position for the Golden State Warriors. Thompson, who came off the bench Saturday for the
The New York Knicks were stuck in neutral while other Eastern Conference teams improved mightily this offseason. Are they still No. 2 as they were last regular season? Probably not. After a disappointing loss to Indiana in the Eastern Conference semifinals that denied them a shot at the NBA champion Miami Heat, the Knicks essentially replaced Chris Copeland, Jason Kidd and Steve Novak with Metta World Peace, Beno Udrih and Andrea Bargnani. The team also re-signed J.R. Smith, Pablo Prigioni and Kenyon
The longest suspension ever levied by the NBA league office to a single player was 86 total games—73 regular season and 13 playoff games. The penalty paid by then Indiana Pacers small forward Ron Artest (now known as Metta World Peace) for his involvement in the worst in-arena brawl to occur in basketball history. That suspension pales in comparison to penalty issued to New York Yankees’ third basemen Alex Rodriguez on Monday. As Charlotte Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson noted, it is quite a
Metta World Peace says he wants to play for the New York Knicks, and nobody else. Yeah, and I want to sleep with supermodels. That’s likely not happening, either. The Los Angeles Lakers are going to use their amnesty provision on World Peace and do something they really don’t do very often – make a conscious decision to save money. By letting go of the hero of their last NBA championship – who also happens to be a certified wingnut – the