New York Knicks: Is Metta World Peace the Missing Piece?
By Mike Samuels: HoopStuff Contributor
Metta World Peace, who was born, Ronald William Artest Jr., was a first round pick in the 1999 NBA Draft. He was pick number 16 by the Chicago Bulls. Metta played college basketball at St. John’s University.
World Peace is a native New Yorker and has always dreamed of playing in New York, in front of the hometown people that watched him grow up and into the player that he has become today.
Metta has always been a volatile player who always plays hard, whether it be on offense or defense. While playing with the Indiana Pacers, he was involved in a brawl with teammate Jermaine O’Neal, Stephen Jackson, Ben Wallace from the Detroit Pistons, some other players and two Pistons fans, John Green and A. J. Shackleford. The resulting action for World Peace (Artest at that point), was an 86 game suspension which cost him the rest of the 2004 season. The longest suspension for an on-court incident in...