Knicks’ Metta World Peace Claims He’ll Soon Be Launching A Comedy Tour
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Metta World Peace the stand-up comic?
You better believe it.
The 33-year-old, who signed a two-year deal with the Knicks on July 16, tweeted out a picture of a poster on Friday. The poster is promoting a comedy tour hosted by the small forward.
Now you never know whether or not World Peace is pulling your chain — especially on Twitter — but the poster looks awfully professional, and the tweet encourages users to contact agent Todd Frank if they’re interested in attending the show.
The poster reads, “Metta World Peace Presents Ultimate Comedy.” But then, strangely, it says, “Hosted By NBA Star Ron Artest.”
World Peace famously changed his name from Ron Artest two years ago.
The poster also indicates that some of “the country’s top comedians” will take part in the former NBA Defensive Player of the Year’s comedy tour.
The Queens native often jokes on Twitter. After being waived by the Lakers last week, the St. John’s alum tweeted that he’s going to play in China with Yao Ming. He also tweeted that he’s retiring from the NBA to play hockey for the Los Angeles Kings.
World Peace, known for his defensive intensity, averaged 12.4 points, 1.5 assists and 5.0 rebounds in 33.7 minutes per game for the Lakers last season. He also averaged 1.6 steals per game.
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