metta world peace, we acknowledge you

as much as LA loves hoops and especially the Lakers,

and as much as Ron Artest, aka Metta World Peace, worked social media

and appeared on tv shows

i still dont feel like LA embraced its most soft and fuzzy star.

and now he’s going back home to the big apple.

i had the great fortune of meeting Ron for a Lakers Blog video interview

we all hung out for about an hour and one thing i learned was the Ron Artest you see on TV

is exactly the same one that he is in real life minus the cameras

he is childlike, ultra honest, positive, professional and unpredictable.

another thing i learned: he’s not all that tall. sure he’s taller than you and me

but ive meet Kareem. that brothas super tall. Ron is probably average NBA height.

what he does out there is all about heart, hustle, and skillz.

i cant wait to see how the NYC media embraces him.