Metta World Peace Has Written a Children’s Book

by May 29, 2013

Of course he has. The Los Angeles Lakers’ quirky 33-year old forward published a 34-page illustration book aimed at 4-to-10-year-old kids. Per the LA Daily News: “The Lakers forward wore a Cookie Monster T-shirt to his exit interview with general manager Mitch Kupchak and coach Mike D’Antoni. World Peace made a cameo appearance on Nick Jr’s ‘Yo Gabba Gabba.’ Plenty of his interviews involve World Peace spouting off gibberish for the sake of making people laugh. So it’s hardly surprising that World Peace just released a children’s book titled ‘Metta’s Bedtime Stories.’ The back of the book’s cover reveals the bedtime stories include the following titles, ‘Tomorrow,’ ‘Reach for the Sky,’ ‘One Wish,’ ‘Mud in My Bed,’ and ‘I’m Afraid of the Dark.’ […] The book available online ($12.95 for the soft cover and $14.95 for hard cover), will have a portion of those proceeds benefitting World Peace’s foundation, Xcel University which primarily raises funds and supports various mental health charities and programs. Some of the proceeds will also help the foundation run by World Peace’s father, the Artest foundation, which supports inner city youth geared toward promoting non-violence.”