Metta World Peace is a former renowned professional basketball player who has impressed people by his talent and basketball prowess. He started his career from Chicago Bulls and ended it from Los Angeles Lakers if NBA. Currently, he is a coach for South Bay Lakers.
The birthdate of Metta World Peace is November 13, 1979, and his birthplace is Queens, New York. His birth name is Ronald William Artest Jr, but, in 2011, he officially changed his name to Metta World Peace. He has got “Ron-Ron” as his nickname.
He is rewarded with many awards and honors in his career that show how good he was as a player.
Metta World Peace Family
The parents of Metta World Peace are Sarah Artest and Ron Artest Sr. His siblings are Walid Artest, Khalik Artest, Isaiah Artest, Daniel Artest, Angelique Artest, Quanisha Artest, and Shalice Holmes-Taylor. He has three children (Sadie, Ron III, and Diamond) with his ex-wife, Kimsha Artest. He has another son, Jeron, with his ex-girlfriend (Jennifer Palma).
Metta World Peace Education
Getting into the details of education of Metta World Peace, he is a graduate of La Salle Academy. After high school, he joined St. John’s University and also played basketball there. He was recognized as a talented basketball player and was admired for his good performances.
Metta World Peace Career
Metta World Peace started his career in 1999 from Chicago Bulls and played for it 2002. Then he joined Indiana Pacers from 2002-2006, Sacramento Kings from 2006-2008, Houston Rockets from 2008-2009, Los Angeles Lakers from 2009-2013, and New York Knicks from 2013-2014.
After that, he became a part of Sichuan Blue Whales and Pallacanestro Cantu in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Then he joined Los Angeles Lakers in 2015 and ended his career from the same team in 2017.
After ending his professional career, he became coach for South Bay Lakers in 2017 and is still a coach for this team. He has earned many achievements in career, some of these are:
- In the year 2010, he was NBA champion.
- In 2004, he was NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
- He earned NBA All-Defensive First team in 2004 and 2006.
- He earned NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2003 and 2009.
- He earned NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2000.
- In 2011, he received J.Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award.
- He won Haggerty Award in 1999.
- He earned All-NBA Third Team in 2004.
Metta World Peace Net Worth
The Net Worth of Metta World Peace is estimated to be around $35 million.
Metta World Peace Basketball Shoes
- Nike Kobe 11.