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Lakers forward Metta World Peace connects with his left elbow to the side of the head of Thunder guard James Harden while celebrating a dunk late in the second quarter Sunday afternoon at Staples Center. World Peace was ejected for a flagrant-two foul.


April 23, 2012, 8:30 a.m.

Within a five-second span, Metta World Peace threw everything away.

His vicious elbow didn’t just damage Oklahoma City forward James Harden. It damaged World Peace’s reputation. His ensuing ejection didn’t just hang the Lakers out to dry as they somehow managed to escape with a 114-106 double-overtime victory Sunday over the Oklahoma City Thunder. It left them wondering if they can win without him, since World Peace probably will draw a lengthy suspension. And his apology afterward that it was an “unintentional elbow” isn’t just laughable because the Lakers’ public relations staff refused to allow him to take follow-up questions. It’s head-scratching because the replays show World Peace’s blow was hardly an accident.

There’s no reason World Peace would cock his arm and then rear back with such force unless he was planning to hit somebody. And because of the severity of that incident, World Peace deserves a suspension that lasts as long as Harden remains sidelined as he tries to recover from a concussion.

Let’s make one thing clear: World Peace is in most cases a good person and doesn’t fit the image he once in large part because of his involvement in one of the darkest moments in NBA history. In 2004 as an Indiana Pacer, Artest went into the Pistons’ crowd after beer had been thrown at him and punched a fan. The incident sparked an 86-game suspension, the longest penalty for a physical altercation in NBA history, and he received a year’s probation for pleading no contest to assault charges.

Since then, World Peace earned the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship award last year for his efforts raising money for mental health charities, including raffling off his 2010 NBA championship ring. He famously thanked his psychologist for helping him control his emotions following Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals. And covering him for the past 2 1/2 seasons, World Peace (and Ron Artest) has proved to be a genuinely nice human being who makes people laugh with his goofy antics along the way.

But that doesn’t matter.

When the NBA looks at the replay, they’re not going to care about intent. For better or worse, they’re not going to care about his reputation, either. They’re going to care about what World Peace did. And it was inexcusable.

In a moment when emotions completely overwhelmed him regarding his third dunk, World Peace cocked his arm and then reared back to deliver the vicious elbow. Say what you will about World Peace being caught up in the heat of the moment, not realizing his own strength or even realizing Harden was within striking distance. But logic suggests otherwise. Because of that, World Peace will have to pay a heavy price.

from:  http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakersnow/la-sp-ln-la-metta-world-peace-deserves-lengthy-suspension-20120423,0,4732703.story?track=rss


Ron Artest was born on November 13th, 1979 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metta_World_Peace

November 13th, 1979

11 + 13 +1+9+7+9 = 50 = his life lesson = Metta World Peace.

Ten of Cups Tarot card


November 13th, 1979

November 13th

11 + 13 +2+0+1+1 = 28 = his personal year (from November 13th, 2011 to November 12th, 2012) = Recklessness.

Two of Wands Tarot card

28 year + 4 (April) = 32 = his personal month (from April 13th, 2012 to May 12th, 2012) = Following his third dunk of the game, World peace pounded his chest alternately with both fists. Then, as Harden was moving toward the baseline, World Peace swung his left arm above his shoulder and struck Harden in the left side of his head, sending the Thunder guard crashing to the court.  As Harden was motionless on the court, World Peace stood in a boxing stance as Thunder forwards Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka rushed toward World Peace.

Six of Wands Tarot card

32 month + 22 (22nd of the month on Sunday April 22nd, 2012) = 54 = his personal day = Check this out.  Watch this.  Look at this.  Roll the tape.  Interview.  No questions.

Page of Swords Tarot card




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The new cast of “Dancing With the Stars.” Back row, from left: Ron Artest, David Arquette, J.R. Martinez, Rob Kardashian and Chaz Bono. Front row, from left: Ricki Lake, Kristin Cavallari, Chynna Phillips, Nancy Grace, Hope Solo and Elisabetta Canalis.


We learned which celebrities would be showing off their fancy footwork on the upcoming season of “Dancing With the Stars,” but that was only half the story. Thanks to a new ballroom reveal, we now know who those stars will be waltzing with.

The pairings are:

  • David Arquette and Kym Johnson
  • Ricki Lake and Derek Hough
  • Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
  • Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus
  • Ron Artest and Peta Murgatroyd
  • Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer
  • Elisabetta Canalis and Val Chmerkovskiy
  • Kristen Cavallari and Mark Ballas
  • Robert Kardashian and Cheryl Burke
  • J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff
  • Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani
  • Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya


from:  http://theclicker.today.com/_news/2011/08/31/7538228-dancing-with-the-stars-pros-and-pairings-revealed


Tue Nov 22, 2011       4:51am EST

The most different people possible face off in the “Dancing With the Stars” finale tonight, as “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” brother Rob Kardashian tries to beat frontrunner J.R. Martinez, an Iraq war veteran who sustained burns over much of his body in service to his country.

Just for fun, let’s pretend this isn’t only a dance contest, but also a look at who we as a country honor and value in our society. It’s not a huge leap, since the audience vote makes this, above all else, a popularity contest.

Read more: Meet J.R. Martinez, the ‘DWTS’ Star Not Just Famous for Being Famous

Makes the show a little more interesting, doesn’t it?

On one hand, there’s a man who made a dramatic sacrifice and now inspires others to carry on in the face of unimaginable adversity. On the other, there’s a guy who became semi-famous after his older sister made a sex tape.

Read more: J.R. Martinez Gets ‘DWTS’ Standing Ovation for War Vet-Inspired Dance (Video)

Add to the mix once-and-current talk show host Ricki Lake, who has competed closely with J.R. Martinez, also an “All My Children” star, to be the frontrunner in the 13th run of the show.

But Kardashian has slowly emerged as a serious contender recently. And with a perfect-score performance in Monday night’s final competition episode of the season, Kardashian and Martinez now appear to be in a close battle for the mirror ball trophy.

Dancing the freestyle to “Minnie the Moocher” with partner Cheryl Burke, Kardashian earned a 30 from the judges for his performance, which included lifting Burke above his head and twirling her around.

“You’ve just given your all,” judge Len Goodman told Kardashian. “Your family should be proud.”

Lake and partner Derek Hough earned a pair of respectable 27s from the judges, while Martinez, dancing with an injured ankle, earned a 24 for his first dance, and rebounded with partner Karina Smirnoff to end the night with another perfect score.

Martinez and Smirnoff’s spirited freestyle to “Whine Up” earned them their third 30 of the season, more than any other dance duo.

“Two things were revealed: Karina’s body and your talent,” Goodman said of the dance.

Of course, it’s only a dance contest.

But it’s not.

Check out video of Kardashian and Martinez’s perfect-score performances, and make the call: Will the war veteran or the reality show vet become the champ in tonight’s “DWTS” finale? Or does Ricki Lake, who’ll launch her new talk show next season, still have a chance?

from:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/22/idUS404653585220111122


September 19th, 2011

9 + 19 +2+0+1+1 = 32 = DWTS season 13’s life lesson = Blockbuster.  Over the top.  Larger than life.  Mainstream.




J.R. Martinez was born on June 14th, 1983 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J.R._Martinez

June 14th, 1983

June 14th

6 + 14 +2+0+1+1 = 24 = his personal year (from June 14th, 2011 to June 13th, 2012) = Dominating.  In charge.

24 year + 11 (November) = 35 = his personal month (from November 14th, 2011 to December 13th, 2011) = Perseverance.  Hanging in there.  Not giving up.




Rob Kardashian was born on March 17th, 1987 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Kardashian

March 17th, 1987

March 17th

3 + 17 +2+0+1+1 = 24 = his personal year (from March 17th, 2011 to March 16th, 2012) = Cleaning up his act.

24 year + 11 (November) = 35 = his personal month (from November 17th, 2011 to December 16th, 2011) = Perseverance.  Hanging in there.  Not giving up.




Ricki Lake was born on September 21st, 1968 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricki_Lake

September 21st, 1968

September 21st

9 + 21 +2+0+1+1 = 34 = her personal year (from September 21st, 2011 to October 20th, 2011) = Generating a buzz.  Things happen really quickly.

34 year + 11 (November) = 45 = Ricki Lake’s personal month (from November 21st, 2011 to December 20th, 2011) = Intense.  Focused.  Things go horribly wrong.




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Thu Jun 23 06:35pm EDT

It’s not the coolest name change in sports history, World B. Free has him beat
there, and it’s not exactly a novel idea when Chad Ochocinco beats you to the
punch a few years before, but Ron Artest’s(notes) pending name
to — get ready — “Metta World Peace” is a real thing. An all-too
real thing.

Apparently, Lakers radio reporter John Ireland broke the news on his
show earlier Thursday, and TMZ
picked it up from there
. AP
the madness is true. Metta World Peace, with “Metta” apparently a word derived from the Buddhist
and the Sanskrit language meaning “friendliness,” “benevolence” and
all manner of other heartwarming descriptions.

It’s the latest move from the kindler, gentler
Ron — er, Metta World Peace. In the 6 1/2 years since he charged into the
stands in Detroit to confront someone who had thrown a drink at him, Peace has
rebuilt his image through his play with three other teams, won a championship in
Los Angeles, auctioned
off his championship ring to raise money for mental health research and
, all while staying incident free. He tended to clang quite a few
jumpers as the Lakers disappointed and fell in the second round of the playoffs
last month, but how can you get angry at a guy with “Peace” on the back of his

The change is up to you, Los
Angeles Superior Court
. Give Peace a chance.

(Sorry, you know I had to.)

from:  http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Ron-Artest-is-petitioning-to-change-his-name-to-?urn=nba-wp5466


Ron Artest was born on November 13th, 1979 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_artest

November 13th, 1979

11 + 13 +1+9+7+9 = 50 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Metta World Peace.



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