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