Metta World Peace at the Palace: New Name, but the Memories Remain

March 6th, 2012 by Holly MacKenzie Leave a reply »
It doesn't matter how much time passes- whenever the player currently known as Metta World Peace returns to Detroit, we remember. We remember November 19th, 2004. We remember where we were watching the game, who told us if we weren't watching, and that feeling of shock and dread in the pit of our stomachs while we watched things spiral out of control. The foul, the reaction, the scorer's table. The cup hitting Artest, how quickly he sprang into action and then into the crowd and the melee itself. 

Last week, Grantland writer Jonathan Abrams took us all the way back in a stunning Oral History of that night. Nearly 10 years later, it remains as much of a shame as it was in the dark days that followed. Changing the career paths of everyone involved, we now forever have to think about that night when we look at the career of World Peace. Who could have predicted that a man now going by a name of Metta World Peace was once at the middle of what was the ugliest night the NBA had ever seen?

The Lakers take on the Pistons in Detroit tonight and World Peace returns to the Palace for the first time since Artest became World Peace. While the irony of the ...

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