Wired 25: Hip-Hop's 25 Favorite Athletes
22. Metta World Peace/Ron Artest
Namedrop: "I'm Ron Artest, laying down to your garbage, While my niggas in the street pushing Isht like Ben Wallace" - Pharrell, "Drop It Like It's Hot (Remix)," R&G: Rhythm And Gangsta
Whatever he feels like being called, Metta World Peace is a nut case from New York City that went from the projects to a multiple time defensive player of the year and NBA Champion with the L.A. Lakers. Although his unforgettable role in "The Malice In The Palace" was one of the biggest black eyes (no pun intended) in pro sports history, he solidified himself in rap lure for being a metaphor for wildin' the F out. Now, say "Queensbridge."