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Metta World Peace, TV Reporter

Metta’s World is meta all right. It’s Metta World Peace, interviewing fellow New York Knicks for a new “All-Access” Web series.

MWP starts off strong on media day with the question, “What’s the fly-est thing about you?” Not so successful are his subsequent efforts to ask, on behalf of fans, “What’s your favorite toe?” But you know, when the player Knicks teammates have taken to calling “The Peacemaker” is involved, it’s always going to be unpredictable.

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Metta World Peace Rolls Out New Rap Single

The first wave of reaction is in for “Peace,” a new rap debuted this week on New York’s Hot 97 by incoming Knickerbocker Metta World Peace.

There’s faint praise from Dime magazine (“Metta World Peace is still probably one of the 10 best rappers among NBA players”); a minor spoiler from NBA.com (“The song ends with a fake crowd chanting “world peace”); and more faint praise from thedrop.fm (“The track actually isn’t that bad.”).

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Metta World Peace-Knicks Chatter Framed by ‘The Dunk of Death’

If Metta World Peace played in France, he’d be known as Metta Monde Paix. But instead, per various local reports, the artist formerly known as Ron Artest may get to close out his NBA career with the team he always wanted to play for. The Knicks.

As Daniel Mogollan, a staff writer with allmediany.com, reminds, this would bring things full circle. Back in 1999, instead of drafting Artest, the Knicks chose French player Frédéric Weis.

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MWP Teases Media Following Lakers Victory

Metta World Peace was in a cheery mood following the Lakers’ 113-93 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday night, but that didn’t stop him from jokingly taking shots at the local media.

From Mark Medina‘s Inside the Lakers blog:

“I blame the media,” World Peace said. “Let’s talk. I blame you guys. First off, you have low expectations for us. You’re trying to get a great quote.”

He then stands up mocking his a reporter’s voice. “Your defense was GREAT TONIGHT!!”

“Ok? It’s supposed to be against five rookies that don’t know how to play the game,” World Peace said. “They see Kobe and they’re just excited to be in Staples Center. They partied last night. And we’re supposed to win.”

“I blame you guys for the low expectations,” World Peace continued. “Then I blame you guys for not promoting the team. Too many times, you talk about great players and then a team comes in here and beats us because you don’t promote team.”

The media wouldn’t have such low expectations if the Lakers actually lived up to the expectations that Kobe and Co. set when the team acquired Dwight Howard in the offseason.

Something tells me World Peace’s tone won’t be as jovial if the Lakers are still under .500 a month from now.

[H/T NBC4 for the video]

Kobe is Correct: Lakers Nation Needs to…

Shut up.

It doesn’t matter if the Lakers lose to the Clippers tonight, just like it didn’t matter that they lost to the Mavericks and the Trail Blazers. Far beyond the first week of the 2012-13 regular season, they’re going to make the playoffs. And by that time, the team will be just fine.

Panic of this preposterous sort is what drives sports talk radio ratings. And so, if you have been listening – as we have – to ESPN 710 and KLAC 570, you are hereby forgiven for assuming the Lakers are 0-81 going into tonight rather than 0-2.

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ESPN Gives Metta World Peace TV Movie Performance a Solid

It apparently started on the set of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. From there, Nancy Grace decided that Metta World Peace belonged in the Lifetime TV adaptation of her novel The Eleventh Victim, which premieres this Saturday.

Reviewing the TV movie for ESPN magazine, Sam Alipour suggests that MWPT (Metta World Peace Thespian) comes off as “pretty solid.” Although the reporter admits he quickly had to fast-forward his screening copy to MWP’s scenes:

The first thought that jumps to mind: The artist formerly known as Ron Artest isn’t coasting in this. He’s given a sizable role as Garlan Fincher, a police detective and BFF of the film’s prosecutor in distress, played by Jennie Garth of Beverly Hills 90210 fame.

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Metta World Peace to Appear on Yo Gabba Gabba


Look out, kids.

Metta World Peace is coming to a TV near you.

The Los Angeles Lakers forward tweeted on Wednesday that he will be on Sunday’s episode of Nickelodeon’s Yo Gabba Gabba with his daughter, Diamond.

While he might be an early candidate for father of the year in the eyes of his daughter, I can only imagine what’s in store for him in the episode.

[H/T LA Times]

Metta World Peace: Canadian Weatherman

With the Lakers’ season over, Metta World Peace decided to take his talents to Vancouver. He filled in as the evening meteorologist for CTV Vancouver last night–delivering such great one-liners as, “Victoria, she sounds hot, but she’s actually cold: 12 degrees.”

H/T Deadspin

Metta World Peace Gets Temporary New Nickname

This happened a couple of days ago – during the Monday 5 p.m. newscast on Chicago’s ABC-TV affiliate, to be exact. But it’s still pretty funny.

Especially since some 20/20 Laker fans are railing today against Metta World Peace for dishing the ball last night at the last second in Oklahoma City to Steve Blake rather than the Black Mamba. Via bustedcoverage.com and then Deadspin, the authenticity of this screen grab was verified:

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Metta World Peace Visits Conan O’Brien

With some free time on his hands, Metta World Peace finally sat down with Conan O’Brien Monday night.

The Los Angeles Lakers forward had to cancel a scheduled appearance last month following his elbow incident with Oklahoma City guard James Harden.

With his seven-game suspension winding down, World Peace admitted to O’Brien that he hasn’t called Harden to apologize but spoke with “third parties” to make sure he was OK.

Playoffs or no playoffs, World Peace should have picked up the phone by now to say, “I’m sorry.” But that’s Metta being Metta, I guess.

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