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When I came into the league, I was used to fighting on the court.
That’s how I grew up playing basketball." World Peace played high school basketball at La Salle Academy, where he was a Mc Donald’s All-American, led his team to a 27-0 record and was New York City’s Co-Player of the Year.
He once said, "I’m accustomed to playing basketball really rough.
In September 2011, World Peace legally changed his name, from Ronald William Artest to Metta World Peace.
In a statement release shortly after his name change, World Peace said, "Changing my name was meant to inspire and bring youth together all around the world."World Peace signed with the New York Knicks in July 2013, but he lasted just a few months in New York.
Born Ronald William Artest on November 13, 1979, in Queens, New York, Metta World Peace was drafted 16th overall in the 1999 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls.
He played for a handful of teams thereafter before being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009.