The always candid Metta World Peace has returned home to New York to play for the Knicks this season, and talking about a myriad of MWP topics, he had a Q&A with the New York Post. In it he talks about the time he broke Michael Jordan's ribs during a pickup game. It wasn't malicious, as he was just trying to get the ball.
Luckily for Metta, Jordan was forgiving, and he of all people, understood the competitive nature.
“It was a pickup game, he was posting me up, and I tried to get the ball accidentally. The next day I heard his rib’s broken. I was like, ‘Wow.’ Then he called me and said don’t worry about it. And I told him, ‘I’m sorry.’”
A couple other choice quotes from the interview, as World Peace reveals that in addition to his Children's Bed Time stories book, he's written a book on his most infamous night, The Malice At The Palace.
“I wrote a book about it, son. I think I’m gonna wait to talk about it. But I wrote a book about that whole experience.
Maybe like 500,000 people still talk about it, or a million people. But the other 6.9 billion people in the world, I think they got other things to worry about, you know — from the economy, to Middle East problems, to starvation in some countries, to girl trafficking in some countries, to gang violence. There’s so many other problems in the world.”
He also listed the three people he'd most want to have dinner with. Two of the choices are not too surprising: Dennis Rodman, and Mike Tyson. The thing choice might surprise some people, as he lists singer Celine Dion.
“Celine Dion, Dennis Rodman, Mike Tyson. [Rodman's] my idol on the basketball court. [Tyson's ] a family icon, we all look up to him. I love boxing, and I thought he was the greatest boxer that’s ever lived.”