The Knicks have officially signed Ron Artest, oh wait, I mean Metta World Peace. We have finally got one of the toughest players in the NBA. It’s a great thing too! The last time that the Knicks had a player that showed such heart and grit from the last I can remember was Charles Oakley from the 1995 season. We have a great player in Metta World Peace now and if you can
remember way back when he was on the Indiana Pacers, he was pretty good too. He
did make the all-star team in 2004 in Indiana when he was in his prime. I know that Ron Artest is out of his prime now, but he can still be very helpful for the team. Whether it is on the bench, in the locker room, at practice, or live in a game, Metta World Peace can get these Knicks the momentum they need to win games. I feel that he will encourage them into working on the things they need to work on.
Metta World Peace, I feel, is developing the three-point shot. If he can consistently step back and shoot the three pointers, he can really help the team. World Peace, as we know, is a hard-nose smash mouth basketball player and he will do anything for a win. So, if Metta World Peace can step in on defense to take the charge, I feel that every hustle play that he does is extremely helpful to the team. He is the one to guard Kobe, LeBron, Durant, Westbrook, Rose, Rondo, CP3, Wade, Curry, the list of good players goes on and on, but he can lock all of them down on the defensive side so that they cannot score.
There are two things that I am afraid of with having Metta World Peace though. #1: Suspensions! Only a year ago did Metta World Peace get suspended from elbowing James Harden in the head which lead to him getting a concussion. Pacers vs. Pistons enormous fight! Artest suspended the rest of the season and some of the next season. He has been suspended more than that but
those are the two that I wanted to mention. Point is, I am afraid of Ron Artest possibly getting suspended in the 2013-14 season. Metta did state that he was glad he wasn’t drafted by the Knicks in 1999 because he was not ready for New York.
#2: Getting older! Metta World Peace is clearly getting older and the bad part about that is possibly getting injured. World Peace will probably get injured this upcoming season, and I expect that, but it depends on how bad the injury is. Point here is, Metta World Peace is getting older and I am afraid of him getting injured. The good thing is Metta World Peace always keeps himself in good shape.
How do you think Metta World Peace will help the Knicks? Anything bad? Tell me what you think in the comments. Also, #BRINGBACKKMART or not. Thanks for reading and please comment!
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My name is Mike V. I am an enormous basketball fan. I also am a die-hard Knicks fan. After graduating 5th grade, I started writing this blog at the age of 10 in the summer of 2012.