NEW YORK CITY - Metta World Peace, the NBA basketball star formerly known as Ron Artest has found a new home and it's not in China it's in New York City.
The ex-Laker has just signed with the New York Knicks and he will be playing along side of Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire, and Tyson Chandler.
Knicks Coach Mike Woodson told the sports media that he is glad to have the 6-foot-7-inch Metta World Peace on his team.
Coach Woody commented that he just hopes that World Peace will put his fussing and fighting days behind him and act more like a civilized NBA player.
The former teammate of Kobe Bryant was interviewed by Rufus Reno of Sports Balls Illustrated Daily. He was asked how he felt about leaving Los Angeles.
Metta grinned and said that he was as happy as a devout Catholic at a fish market to leave the collagen-smelling, plastic world of Tinsel Town.
He confessed that if he had stayed in Los Angeles he would have probably gotten arrested for beating the ever-livin' daylights out of Mr. Arrogance, Kobe Bryant.
SIDENOTE: Metta remarked that he was glad to leave Mudslideville and the Kobe-led Lakers which he said is one huge soap opera he calls As The Roundball Turns.