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Metta World Peace to play for Knicks

NEW YORK, July 15 (UPI) -- The New York Knicks announced Monday they had agreed to a two-year deal with forward Metta World Peace.
Pau Gasol wins NBA citizenship award

Pau Gasol wins NBA citizenship award

NEW YORK, May 18 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol, who is active with UNICEF, was voted the winner of the NBA's J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award.
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Elisabetta booted from 'DWTS'

Elisabetta booted from 'DWTS'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Elisabetta Canalis and her professional dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Tuesday.
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Artest gets the boot on 'Dancing'

Artest gets the boot on 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Lakers star Ron Artest became the first celebrity eliminated from Season 13 of "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Tuesday night.

Ron Artest is now Metta World Peace

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles court official Friday approved Los Angeles Lakers star Ron Artest's name change to Metta World Peace.
Bono and Schwimmer paired on 'Dancing'

Bono and Schwimmer paired on 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Author and activist Chaz Bono, the transgender son of pop icon Cher, has been paired with Lacey Schwimmer on the U.S. series "Dancing with the Stars."
Report: Bono, O'Neal set for 'Dancing With the Stars'

Report: Bono, O'Neal set for 'Dancing With the Stars'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Nancy Grace, Ryan O'Neal, David Arquette and Chaz Bono will compete on Season 13 of the U.S. series "Dancing with the Stars," DWTSGossip reported Monday.
Ron Artest seeks name change to Metta World Peace

Ron Artest seeks name change to Metta World Peace

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest is seeking to have his name legally changed to Metta World Peace, court papers revealed.
Artest suspended from Friday's Game 3

Artest suspended from Friday's Game 3

LOS ANGELES, May 5 (UPI) -- The NBA suspended forward Ron Artest from Game 3 of the Lakers' playoff series with Dallas after he smacked Dallas guard Jose Barea in the face during Game 2.

NBA: LA Lakers 139, Phoenix 137 (3OT)

LOS ANGELES, March 23 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant scored 42 points to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 139-137 win over Phoenix in a triple-overtime thriller Tuesday.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers 93, Memphis 84

MEMPHIS, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant's 19 points led a parade of six Los Angeles players scoring in double figures Monday in the Lakers' 93-84 victory over Memphis.
Lakers' Artest shoots down trade rumors

Lakers' Artest shoots down trade rumors

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Lakers swingman Ron Artest Wednesday shot down rumors he was seeking a trade, insisting he's committed to helping the team.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers 107, Denver 97

DENVER, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant scored 12 of his 18 points during a game-breaking surge in the third quarter Friday, leading the Los Angeles Lakers past Denver 107-97.
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Indiana Pacers Ron Artest (R) watches the NBA game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles January 12, 2006. Artest asked to be traded last month, and although he withdrew the statement, team president Larry Bird said he is no longer interested in having Artest play for the team. Artest hasn't played in a game since December 6, 2005. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Metta World Peace (born Ronald William Artest, Jr., November 13, 1979) is an American professional basketball player and rapper who is currently with the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA. World Peace gained a reputation as one of the league's premier defenders as he won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2004. He was a major participant in the Pacers–Pistons brawl and is known for his sometimes eccentric, outspoken behavior.

World Peace was born and raised in the Queensbridge projects in Queens, New York. World Peace has two younger brothers, Isaiah and Daniel. He played high school basketball at La Salle Academy and college basketball at St. John's University from 1997–1999. In 1999, he helped the Red Storm to the Elite Eight, losing to Ohio State in a classic game. He gained fame playing in some of New York City's high profile summer basketball tournaments at Nike Pro City, Hoops in the Sun at Orchard Beach, Bronx, New York and Dyckman Park at Washington Heights, earning himself nicknames such as Tru Warier and The New World Order, a name he received from Randy Cruz (one of the co-founders of the Hoops In The Sun basketball league at Orchard Beach in the Bronx, New York).

As a teenager, he was teamed with Elton Brand of the Philadelphia 76ers and current teammate Lamar Odom of the Los Angeles Lakers on the same AAU team.

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