If those words came out of the mouth of any other basketball player, one might suggest that the league increase the frequency of it’s random drug testing. But this is Metta World Peace we’re talking about, so nothing he says, even on a subject as random as roaches, seems out of the ordinary.
Metta was asked about the Lakers upcoming six-game road trip, but instead of road trips, he interpreted the reporter’s query to be about roaches. And that was all World Peace needed to go on a pleasant side trip to crazy town, taking us all along for the wacky ride. I’m sure the artist formerly known as Ron Artest was just playing with reporter Melissa Rohlin, but then again, the man did legally change his name to Metta World Peace, so who the hell knows anymore.
From the L.A. Times…
“I grew up around roaches,” he said. “And it was bad. Too many of them. To many friends, yeah, in New York. I got a lot of roach friends.
I’d wake up, they’d wake up in my cereal. They’d wake up like, you know, just Ron what’s up, good morning. One leg in my macaroni, the other leg in my corn. They just made themselves comfortable at my home.”
Have a listen…
Sure he’s not one of the premier players in the NBA, but when you want an honest and funny interview with enough soundbites to fill a warehouse, Metta World Peace is your man.