Lakers forward Ron Artest aka Metta World Peace has been flirting with the idea of playing basketball for the Cheshire Jets of the British Basketball League. The British Basketball League isn’t as lucrative as some other foreign basketball leagues, so it will be a challenge for them to meet Artest’s financial desires. Instead, they’re getting creative with their offer and may try to barter with Artest.
Marc Stein spoke with Jets director Peter Hawkins who said “Our commitment is to help raise Ron’s profile in the UK in order to help him develop his music and movie career over here while playing basketball.”
Stein added that “One possibility, according to a source with knowledge of the Jets’ plans, is trying to find Artest a role on a British soap opera.”
Ron Artest on a British soap opera. I guess that’s where the “World” comes from in Metta World Peace huh. If Ron Ron’s jokes don’t elicit laughs here in the U.S., how in the world would they translate in the U.K.? There’s just no way this ends up well, though I must say these rumors are much better than the ones about him going to Finland.Google+