TAG: ron artest

Latest News / Oct 31, 2013 / 11:15 am

Metta World Peace Rode The F Train To His First Knicks Game

Metta World Peace

Former St. John’s star and Queensbridge native Ron Art—Metta World Peace took an unusual route to Madison Square Garden last night for the Knicks home opener against the Bucks. We say unusual with the caveat that he’s a professional basketball player. We — like most of the masses — ride the subway to every basketball game we see. Metta rode the F Train to the game though, and proved once again he’s a populist player of the people. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jul 26, 2013 / 4:34 pm

Metta World Peace To Change Name Again When He Joins The Knicks Next Year

(photo. Instagram/theronandmettashow)

The artist formerly known as Ron Artest, Metta World Peace, is at it again, but this time he’s not making it legal. Unlike the baffling name change from Ron Artest to Metta World Peace that was legally made official in September of 2011, Metta will not be going through the rigamarole of changing his moniker in the eyes of the law. He’s still changing his name for the second time, though, according to a recent interview with ClevverNews. Read More »

NBA / Jun 14, 2013 / 11:15 am

The 10 Greatest “Oh No He Didn’t” Quotes In The NBA Finals Since 2000

Ron Artest

The NBA Finals have given us a lot. Spectacular finishes. Legendary performances. Bill Russell. Magic Johnson. Tim Duncan. But it’s not always the big trophies and the ESPN specials that we remember. What about the lighter moments? Read More »

NBA, Video / Jun 14, 2013 / 10:02 am

Stephen Jackson Gives the Most Real Interview Ever: “It Felt Good to Hit a Fan”

stephen jackson

You will NEVER be able to accuse Stephen Jackson of not keeping it real or failing to speak his mind. It’s the kind of behavior that has cost him a job (and maybe another ring) … but on the bright side it makes him an incredible interview.

Watch all of this interview on ESPN’s “Highly Questionable” with Dan LeBatard and Bomani Jones. It is the extreme polar opposite of almost every other cliched-riddled athlete interview you have ever seen. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / May 9, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Hip-Hop Star Kid Ink Talks Kobe Bryant & Jay-Z’s Greatest Basketball Punchline

Kid Ink

Everyone needs a little help, right? Michael had Scottie. Kobe had Shaq. Michael Jackson had The Jackson 5. LeBron needed D-Wade. Virtually everybody needs a helping hand to withstand the rigorous tremors on the road of life. But thus far in his young career, Kid Ink has established himself as a reputable independent artist with little to no help. Read More »

NBA / Apr 22, 2013 / 2:30 pm

The Top 25 Buzzer-Beaters & Game-Winners In NBA Playoff History

Michael Jordan

This year’s NBA Playoffs haven’t gotten off to a very exciting start. The home teams are 8-0, and the majority of those games haven’t been close. The best part of the weekend was actually probably Kobe Bryant‘s consistent tweeting. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 12, 2013 / 2:30 pm

Bidding Basketball: A NBA Grammy Awards Edition

Kobe Bryant

On Sunday, music’s best gathered in Los Angeles for the 55th annual GRAMMY Awards. Taking home hardware were Frank Ocean, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Drake, among many other artists. Conspicuously absent from the ceremony, however, were the smattering of NBA players who have tried their hand at music. Read More »

NBA / Jan 9, 2013 / 1:30 pm

The Top 20 Trash Talkers In NBA History

Kevin Garnett

*With all of the recent events surrounding the Carmelo Anthony/Kevin Garnett feud, and the trash talk involved that lit the Internet on fire, we figured it was a good time to repost our piece on the top 20 trash talkers of all time, originally published in October of 2012.*

David Stern and the rest of the suits might be charged with trying to take the fun out of the NBA, but trash talk will never die. Read More »

NBA / Dec 3, 2012 / 1:00 pm

The 14 Strangest Fines, Ejections & Suspensions In NBA History

Latrell Sprewell (Dime #11)

Every year, NBA players, owners, coaches and general managers donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to charity. Not all of their philanthropy is voluntary. In the NBA, it’s a fineable offense to wear a headband upside down, to publicly criticize an official, or to execute a chin-up on the rim. As you can imagine, some of these things happen quite frequently. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 23, 2012 / 9:18 am

Video: Metta World Peace Almost Kills James Harden With an Elbow to the Head

metta world peace ron artest james harden elbow

The fallout from Metta World Peace‘s berseker elbow to James Harden‘s head yesterday afternoon will be far-reaching. Metta had been enjoying the best month of basketball that he’s put together in a very long time before this nonsense went down. On this morning’s SportsCenter, Ric Bucher theorized that the suspension Metta will face will be a minimum of 10 games. When you see the video, that level of punishment seems fair: Read More »