Apparently, I am a little late on seeing this, but today as I was avoiding anything that Bill Simmons wrote on Grantland, I stumbled upon this little gem about Metta World Peace. It chronicles the life that World Peace, formerly Ron Artest, has been living since his Lakers were eliminated from the playoffs. Since Ron-Ron is a Beef favorite this was a must read for me.
Now, I know he is going to be in a Lifetime movie, did the weather in Vancouver, and that his mixtape rap game is on point but this video caught my eye:
Wow. Pure gold.
What many may forget, due to wanting to paint World Peace in a less than favorable light, is that he won the NBA’s J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award in 2011. He won the award do to his work in promoting awareness for mental health issues, especially among children. Yes, World Peace has actually done remarkable work in this field. Hense the video’s message.
However, the content of the video is, well, just so Artest (or possibly Tim and Eric). I’m not quite sure what a curling stone, skateboard, New York City skyline, Larry King, what looks to be a toy helicopter from Radio Shack, a Mini Cooper with hydraulics, and dunking have to do with raising awareness of mental health but I am not Metta Man. Therefore, how could I make the correlation.
It’s good to see that World Peace, even with his active offseason, is continuing his campaign to help children, adults, and veterans who struggle with their mental issues. He’s not all bad, people.
One last note: I couldn’t help but notice that Metta Man’s costume is strikingly similar to that of Meteor Man’s. That was easily the most distracting part of the ad for me. Heck, the similarities abound between the two. That can’t be a coincidence.
Dear sweet movie green-lighters, please let this be an omen that World Peace will star in a remake of Meteor Man. If Colin Farrell can star in a remake of Total Recall then we must have a remake of Meteor Man. Hear me, Hollywood! It will totally be better than Thunderstruck.