Artest to do British Soaps?!
LA Lakers Ron Artest AKA Metta World Peace is not only going to play ball in UK, he is also interested in British soap operas as well. He even plans to see Finland in early September a take a European tour. Check out some of the convo from his interview with the LA Times, Thursday.
“I’m definitely going to play for the Jets,” the Los Angeles Lakers forward told the Los Angeles Times Thursday night. “I’m definitely going to play for the Jets.”
“I went on Jimmy Kimmel in my underwear, so, of course I would do a soap opera,” Artest said, according to the newspaper. “Hands down. When they told me I had the opportunity and asked if I wanted to do a soap opera, I said, ‘Of course, man.’ I’m not going to run away. When I was a kid, I wanted to be on TV. Why would I run away from being on TV?”
“One reason I want to go to Finland is it’s the cleanest country in the world,” Artest said, according to the Times. “I want to experience that. I’m amazed by that. … That’s the future. I think I want to come back to America with that experience. I want to tell everyone my experience about how they’re treating the Earth. It’s very important to me.”
“If people want to play the best defensive player of the game, come to the U.K. I’m going to be right there,” Artest said, according to the newspaper. “I’m not chasing anybody. If teams want to play one of the best defenders in the history of the NBA on the wing, come to the U.K. I’ll be right there. I’m going to be right there. I’m not going to other countries. I’m from New York City. I play in L.A. U.K is a big country. I’m going to fit right in.
“I’m going to play hard. If people want to play against Ron Artest, play basketball and not chase the money and play passionate basketball against Ron Artest, come to the U.K. I’m going to be there and we’re going to be going hard.”
“If I go play somewhere, I have to enjoy it,” Artest said, according to the Times. “If I’m not going to enjoy the game, I’m not going. … Right now I’m really happy with the passion of the team. I’m really happy with the passion of the league. It’s not the best league in Europe. But it’s a league that has potential. I’m looking forward to being a part of a start.” – espn