83. World Metta Peace

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83. World Metta Peace
So where do we start? Is it at Ron Artest or at World Metta Peace?  

No matter, as this is the same guy and any Hall of Fame discussion does not separate the two.

Say what we want about the eccentric personality as no matter what occurred, what name he wanted to call himself lied one hell of a defensive player who was a one time Defensive Player of the Year and a two time Steal Percentage leader. Metta World Peace probably isn’t a Hall of Famer, but for ones who were on the fence about him, his role initiating the “Malice at the Palace” and essentially derailing the Indiana Pacers title hopes puts him on the wrong side.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Queensbridge, NY)
  • Eligible Since: Wednesday, 01 January 2020
  • Position: Small Forward
  • Played For: Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Sacramento Kings
  • College: St. John's
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 15th Overall in 1996
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Third Team All NBA (1) (2004)
    Defensive Player of the Year (1) (2004)
    First Team NBA All Defensive (2) (2004 & 06)
    Second Team NBA All Defensive (2) (2003 & 2009)
    NBA All Star (1) (2004)
    Championship Rings: (1) (Los Angeles Lakers, 2010)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Steals (6) (2000-01, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2006-07, 2007-08 & 2010-11)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes per Game (1) (2005-06)
    Top Ten Finishes: Steals per Game (6) (2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2006-07 & 2007-08)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 23. Steals: 1,689
    26. Steals per Game: 1.8
    59. Three Point Field Goals: 1,119

Should World Metta Peace be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 15%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 35%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 30%
No opinion. - 5%
No way! - 15%
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