It wasn’t quite the “Malice at the Palace,” but fans in Italy recently caught a glimpse of the old Ron Artest.
Artest, aka Metta World Peace, aka The Panda’s Friend, still is playing basketball these days with Pallacanestro Cantù in Italy’s Lega Basket Serie A.
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Things were going just fine in Wednesday’s game against Reyer Venezia Mestre until the fourth quarter, when World Peace decided to eschew that moniker and start some hostilities after taking exception to a hard foul against one of his teammates.
The 35-year-old eventually was ejected from the game, but not before racking up an amazing five fouls in only one minute. Don’t believe us? Check out the box score.
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Say what you want about the man, but he knows how to make an exit.
World Peace, whose last NBA appearance came with the New York Knicks in 2014, has been relatively tame since his ugly brawl as an Indiana Pacer in 2004, but apparently he hasn’t completely lost his mean streak.