Metta World Peace’s retirement from professional basketball apparently didn’t last too long. The artist formerly known as Ron Artest will now reportedly join on to take part in a new co-ed basketball league, created by none other than the great Master P.
“Another big signing for Master P … who just locked up Metta World Peace to join his new co-ed basketball league,” TMZ Sports reported on Friday. “Peace will join the New Orleans Gators of the new Global Mixed Gender Basketball League — and will play in his first game on Sept. 23rd in Las Vegas.”
If it seems like there’s a lot of semi-professional basketball leagues popping up, that’s because there is. The BIG3 will be in Las Vegas over the weekend to host its inaugural championship game. The league has seen mixed results thus far this year.
As it relates to his new co-ed basketball league, Master P himself had also previously reached out to LaVar Ball to join the league.
World Peace, 37, retired following his 18th season in the NBA this past June. He finished his career averaging 13.2 points and 4.5 rebounds in stops with six different teams. Let’s just hope for the upstart league, the highly-interesting figure keeps his act on the basketball court and avoids the stands in Vegas.