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Native New Yorker Metta World Peace, formerly known
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Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, grew up in the Queensbridge projects of New York City. He played high school basketball at La Salle Academy in Manhattan and played on the same AAU team as NBA players Elton Brand and Lamar Odom. World Peace has openly said he wanted to return home and play for the Knicks.(Credit: AP)

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Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, joined the Knicks this offseason, signing a two-year contract to join his hometown team.