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Metta World Peace



NBA Champion Metta World Peace has an open and honest conversation with Dr. Phil about his mental health struggles, the infamous Malice at the Palace brawl and more on this week’s “Phil in the Blanks” podcast.

Metta World Peace Phil(s) in the Blanks

  • NBA champion (‘10) NBA All-Star (‘04) All-NBA Third Team (‘04) NBA Defensive Player of the Year (‘04) 2× NBA All-Defensive First Team ('04, '06) 2× NBA All-Defensive Second Team ('03, '09) NBA All-Rookie Second Team (‘00)

  • J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award – the NBA’s highest citizenship and community service honor (‘11)

  • In Metta's last game of his career he becomes number 22 of all time on the NBA Steals List 17

  • Only man with 271 steals in his first two seasons in the NBA, breaking Michael Jordan’s record.

  • Raffled off 2010 NBA World Championship Ring, with the proceeds going to nonprofits that provide mental health services

Lakers Championship- "Perfect platform for me to not have my own show but to get the message out about mental health."
  • Helped Congresswoman Napolitano advocate for "The Mental Health in Schools Act"

  • Speaks on the importance of mental health and those seeking help

  • Autobiography, “No Malice: My Life in Basketball”

  • Proud father of four children. inspired by his kids and what they do.

  • Tried to get to his happy place before the Pistons Pacers Brawl

  • He is envious of a couple players and their careers / Tim Duncan & Kobe Bryant (Focused). Kawhi Leonard- (calm and super physical aggressive on court)

  • Talks about being passed over for the Knicks

  • Buddhism and how it influenced him to pick the name Metta World Peace

  • He feels people should always stand up for themselves / hates bullies

  • Eventually playing for the Knicks- Proudest moment of his career

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METTA WORLD PEACE PLAYED PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL FOR 19 YEARS AND IS ONE OF THE PREMIER NBA DEFENDERS OF HIS ERA

Metta World Peace played professional basketball for 19 years and is one of the premier NBA defenders of his era. Formerly known as Ron Artest prior to changing his name in September 2011, he played for 6 different NBA teams, the Chinese Basketball Association's Sichuan Blue Whales and Italy's Pallacanestro Cantu. He was selected to the 2005-06 NBA’s All-Defensive Team, was voted by the media as 2003-04 NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year and was the only man with 271 steals in his first two seasons in the NBA, breaking Michael Jordan’s record. World Peace won his first NBA World Championship with the Los Angeles Lakers in June 2010 and received the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award – the NBA’s highest citizenship and community service honor – in April 2011.


In fall 2010, World Peace raffled off his 2010 NBA World Championship Ring, with the proceeds going to nonprofits that provide mental health services within their communities. He helped Congresswoman Napolitano advocate for "The Mental Health in Schools Act" and has participated in Mental Health Awareness campaigns with both Los Angeles Department of Health and the New York Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene. He continues to speak with groups of youth and adults on the importance of mental health and seeking help when one needs it.


World Peace is a pop culture personality off the court and a media favorite. He was part of the 13th season of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars and was most recently on CBS’s first edition of Celebrity Big Brother, which aired in February, 2018. His autobiography, “No Malice: My Life in Basketball” came out on May 15, 2018.

World Peace is the proud father of four children and lives in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit http://artestmediagroup.com/ https://thepandasfriend.com/ and www.gradelouniversity.org



Metta World Peace In The News

2010 NBA Champs: How Ron Artest Won Game 7 for the Los Angeles Lakers

JOHN FRIEL, JUNE 18, 2010, Bleacher Report


Ron Artest to auction championship ring

Sep 21, 2010, Associated Press



Metta World Peace, formerly Ron Artest, donates over $100,000 to children's charities in Queens By NANCY DILLON, DAILY NEWS WEST COAST BUREAU CHIEF | SEP 21, 2011 | 4:40 PM


Pacers / Pistons Brawl (2004) Original

Suspensions without pay, won't be staggered

ESPN.com news services, November 22, 2004



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