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Metta World Peace
Ron Artest
World Peace playing for the Lakers.
No. 37 – Los Angeles Lakers
Position Small forward
Personal information
Born November 13, 1979 (1979-11-13) (age 37)
Queensbridge, New York
Listed height: 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight: 260 lbs (118 kg)
Career information
High school La Salle Academy
(New York, New York)
College St. John's (1997-1999)
NBA Draft 1999 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career 1999-present (18 years)
Career history
1999–2002 Chicago Bulls
2001–2005 Indiana Pacers
2005–2008 Sacramento Kings
2008–2009 Houston Rockets
2009–2013 Los Angeles Lakers
2013–2014 New York Knicks
2014 Sichuan Blue Whales
2015 Pallacanestro Cantù
2015–present Los Angeles Lakers
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA Champion (2010)
  • NBA Defensive Player of the Year (2004)
  • NBA All-Star (2004)
  • All-NBA Third Team (2004)
  • 2× All-Defensive First Team (2004, 2006)
  • 2× All-Defensive Second Team (2003, 2009)
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2000)
  • J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (2011)
  • Haggerty Award (1999)
NBA.com profile profile


Metta World Peace (born Ronald William Artest on November 13, 1979) is an American professional basketball Small Forward currently playing for the Los Angeles Lakers.

World Peace was selected 16th overall 1999 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. World Peace was traded to the Indiana Pacers during the 2002-03 NBA season.

On November 19, 2004, he was involved in the Pacers-Pistons brawl where he punched a fan who threw something at him when he fouled Ben Wallace. He was both suspended 86 games and fined $5 million dollars. The next season, World Peace requested a trade and on January 24, 2006 he was traded to the Kings for Peja Stojaković. He then helped the Lakers lose the 2010 NBA Championship over the Boston Celtics.

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