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Metta World Peace wrote children’s book: “Metta’s Bedtime Stories”

May 29, 2013, 11:24 AM EST

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“Once upon a time, I was drinking in the locker room at half time of a Bulls game, when…”

When you put your precious young son or daughter to bed at night, don’t you want the thoughts of Metta World Peace in their head?

Well, now you can have it — World Peace has written a children’s book, “Metta’s Bedtime Stories.” You can buy it right now and be reading it tomorrow. (Thanks to Mark Medina at the LA Daily News for finding this gem.)

The stories include “Tomorrow,” “Reach for the Sky,” “One Wish,” “Mud in My Bed,” and “I’m Afraid of the Dark.”

Metta’s got some child in him — the man wore a Cookie Monster T-shirt to his exit interview with the team GM. So maybe this works, these could be good and teach good lessons. (I’m not going to condemn what I haven’t read… except for anything by Dan Brown.)

Honestly, I’ve always found talking to World Peace like talking to a good-hearted adolescent. He means well, but says what he thinks and sometimes does what he wants without the filters that many of us mature into. That’s not a bad thing. That makes him an interesting teammate, but it could make him a really good children’s’ book author, too.

  1. bucrightoff - May 29, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    “Remember kids, when someone throws a beer on you from the stands, make sure you punch the first person you can, regardless of whether they actually threw the beer”

    • spthegr8 - May 29, 2013 at 3:55 PM

      My kid is NOT reading MWP bedtime stories. I mean, he even looks crazy as a cartoon picture!! Just look @ the cover of the book??? Is that the last face you want your kids seeing b4 they got to bed???

  2. apmn - May 29, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Um, that’s not mud in your bed…

  3. shortsxit34 - May 29, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Is he even capable of reading a children’s book?

  4. mydoghasfleez - May 29, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Hope Artest’s books teach the kids important life lessons like: “A good, strong elbow to the head lets your opponent know that he is bothering you.” & “Change your name to some asinine phrase that you don’t understand if you’re not getting the attention that you deserve.”

  5. 00maltliquor - May 29, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Pure awesomeness!

  6. mydoghasfleez - May 29, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    Kurt, you say “sometimes does what he wants without the filters that many of us mature into. That’s not a bad thing. That makes him an interesting teammate”.

    If you truly believe this and admire Artest like you sound – You are a bigger d-bag than he is! The immature things he has done ARE a bad thing (& qualify as assault which would land you or myself in prison) & he is about as “interesting” as cancer.

  7. teambringitstrong - May 29, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    The holier than thou, high horse, judgmental crowd is out in full force on this topic.
    If only there were more stones to throw.

  8. badintent - May 30, 2013 at 1:10 AM

    Metta goes to UFC after NBA. Or Sing Sing. flip a coin.

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