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No Malice
No Malice

No Malice

My Life in Basketball or: How a Kid from Queensbridge Survived the Streets, the Brawls, and Himself to Become an NBA Champion
By Metta World Peace, By Ryan Dempsey

SPORTS & RECREATION

272 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, Mobipocket, PDF, EPUB

Cloth, $26.95 (US $26.95) (CA $35.95)

ISBN 9781629374031

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (May 2018)

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Overview

Metta World Peace knows what it means to be both the hero and the villain. In his 17-season professional basketball career, he's darted back and forth between extremes, taking on the roles of youthful phenom, league-wide disgrace, All-Star, unlikely international ambassador, and fan favorite. Along the way, there have been awards, teammate rifts, an NBA championship trophy, plus a name change or two. It's more than the guy born Ronald William Artest, Jr. might have imagined for himself as a kid growing up in Queens. In No Malice, World Peace speaks candidly about his life on and off the court, from his difficult upbringing, to his time as a star athlete and budding math major at St. Johns; from the infamous "Malice at the Palace" brawl in Detroit, where he earned one of the lengthiest suspensions the NBA has ever handed down, to his sunnier days as a Los Angeles Laker. World Peace also opens up on such diverse subjects as his forays into business and entertainment, the truth behind his volatile, unbelievable antics which have puzzled fans and team management alike, as well as his outspoken advocacy for mental health awareness. No topic is off the table, making this a must-read for hoops fans in Indianapolis, LA, Chicago, China, and any place in between.

Author Biography

Metta World Peace is one of the premier NBA defenders of his era and a pop culture personality off the court. The NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award winner in 2004, he was a member of the 2010 NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers. His NBA career also includes stops with the Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, and New York Knicks. He also played in China and Italy in 2014 and 2015. World Peace, who was known as Ron Artest before legally changing his name in 2011, was part of the 13th season of ABC's Dancing With the Stars. He released a rap album entitled My World in 2006. He lives in Los Angeles. Ryan Dempsey is an author and screenwriter. He co-wrote the New York Times bestseller OpTic Gaming: The Making of eSports Champions. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

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No Malice

My Life in Basketball or: How a Kid from Queensbridge Survived the Streets, the Brawls, and Himself to Become an NBA Champion

By Metta World Peace with Ryan Dempsey / Foreword by Phil Jackson

 

Contact: Sam Ofman, Triumph Books, 312.568.5450, s.ofman@triumphbooks.com

 

Once in a generation, an athlete emerges from the world of sports and becomes a cultural icon. Sometimes their skills thrust them to the peak of their profession. Other times their charisma rockets them to the national spotlight. Sometimes it’s their passion, their antics, or their attitude. For Metta World Peace, it was all of the above.


In No Malice: My Life in Basketball or: How a Kid from Queensbridge Survived the Streets, the Brawls, and Himself to Become an NBA Champion (Triumph Books, May 15, 2018), World Peace, along with co-author Ryan Dempsey, explores how a kid from the projects became an international star. Fans of all ages will appreciate World Peace’s candor and humor while gaining valuable insights on a life filled with emotional struggle, athletic achievement, and incredible transformations both on and off the court. Highlights include:

 

  • A heartfelt foreword from former Head Coach and 13-time NBA Champion Phil Jackson 
  • Tales from growing up in Queensbridge and the influence of Metta’s rough upbringing 
  • Behind-the-scenes looks at everything from the Malice at the Palace to Game 7 of the Finals 
  • The name change, the Panda’s Friend, Champions, pick-up games at MJ’s house and everything else that could only be true in the life of Metta World Peace 

 

Metta World Peace isn’t a typical athlete, and No Malice isn’t a typical autobiography. The stories captivate, entertain and shed a light on an often misunderstood and always fascinating personality. No basketball fan’s library is complete without this great new title. 


About the Author:

Metta World Peace is one of the premier NBA defenders of his era and a pop culture personality off the court. The NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award winner in 2004, he was a member of the 2010 NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers and raffled off his championship ring to raise money for mental health nonprofits. His NBA career also includes stops with the Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, and New York Knicks. He also played in China and Italy in 2014 and 2015. World Peace, who was known as Ron Artest before legally changing his name in 2011, was part of the 13th season of ABC's Dancing With the Stars and most recently was on CBS’s first edition of Celebrity Big Brother. He lives in Los Angeles.

 

Ryan Dempsey is an author and screenwriter. He co-wrote the New York Times bestseller OpTic Gaming: The Making of eSports Champions. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

 

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