LOOK: Metta World Peace is Manila-bound
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 07, 2017 05:21 PM
Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace stands on the court while teammates and fans cheer as the 24 second clock runs out near the end of the team's NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
World Peace will be touching down in Manila soon.
Metta World Peace, most recently with the LA Lakers, tweeted out that he's headed to Manila on August 11.
I'm finally going to Manilla, Philipines.. August 11th.. 1st time ever...— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) August 7, 2017
The 17-year NBA veteran has career averages of 13.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.7 assists. He put up 2.3 points in 25 games played with the Lakers last season.
Formerly known as Ron Artest, he's a one-time NBA champion, a one-time All-Star, and a one-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
World Peace has not officially retired from the NBA, but in his last game of the 2016-17 season at the Staples Center, he went off for a season-best 18 points in a win against the New Orleans Pelicans, hitting four triples, and adding four rebounds, an assist, and four steals in 25 minutes.