World Peace will be playing under his given name of Ron Artest.
No, it won't be in the National Basketball Association, where the artist formerly known as Ron Artest played for 17 seasons, it will be in Ice Cube's three-on-three league, the BIG3. Artest, who legally changed his name to Metta World Peace will play under his former moniker, a name with a storied National Basketball Association history including a Championship title, an All-Star nod, and a Defensive Player of the Year Award.
The man known as Metta World Peace is bringing his talents to the Big 3. He joins Chauncey Billups and former Indiana Pacers teammate Stephen Jackson on the Killer 3s.
Jon Tayler: So why the Big 3?
The Killer 3's already feature Jackson and Charles Oakley, so there will be no debate next season about which BIG3 team is the toughest. I'm joining the Big 3. The Queensbridge, New York native, who played his collegiate basketball at St. John's University, was originally selected by the Chicago Bulls in the first round (16th pick overall) of the 1999 NBA Draft. I actually played in a couple of leagues outside the National Basketball Association. I watched it previous year and I liked it. But this year I'm going to do it. It's going to be exciting.