World Peace talks hoops, name change with Hart

Metta World Peace spent time with the Lakers and others during his often adventurous career.

Former NBA forward Metta World Peace made an appearance on the latest Kevin Hart’s episode of “Cold As Balls,” discussing a number of basketball and personal topics.

Those topics include (with timestamps):

  • 2:00 – How World Peace almost changed his name to “So Hood.”
  • 2:15 – How he was embarrassed the first time “Metta World Peace” was announced and he had it on the back of his jersey.
  • 2:45 – How his grandmother passing away led to his family falling apart and how he almost retired that year.
  • 3:50 – How he was dealing with his anxiety and depression at the time, right as his career was on the rise.

Other notable moments:

  • 6:00 – Talks about anger management, marriage counseling, etc.
  • 7:00 – Talks about coming to LA, butting heads with Kobe, Phil Jackson, Magic Johnson.
  • 8:45 – How Yao Ming was his favorite teammate ever.
  • 9:45 – Talks about taking the last shot to win the game and how he was working on planning his celebration the entire night before.
  • 11:30 – Can’t remember a single word off his album.

Watch the entire interview below, courtesy of “Cold As Balls.”