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Metta World Peace offers help to Antonio Brown with 3 IG comments

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Former NBA All-Star Metta World Peace is ready to lend a helping hand to troubled NFL star Antonio Brown. The former NBA Defensive Player of the Year commented on Brown’s latest Instagram post and offered to help the former NFL wide receiver through this rough stretch of his life.

Antonio Brown recently turned himself in to police for warrants issued to him. The 7-time Pro Bowler posted bail on Friday and was consequently released from a Florida jail.

Obviously, Brown is going through tough times in his life. Having some kind of support system will certainly go a long way to get his life – and hopefully his career – back on track. Hopefully World Peace can help him in that regard.

World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, also went through rough stretches in his NBA career. On the basketball court, World Peace was known as a brute force defensively, especially on the perimeter.

However, he is probably most known for his major involvement in the infamous “Malice at the Palace” that happened in an early season game between the Detroit Pistons and the Indiana Pacers in 2005.

“The Malice” is arguably the worst brawl that ever happened in any sporting event, where several players and fans fought in the stands. The riot started when World Peace went in the stands and punched a fan. That was the moment that initiated the all-out brawl between the fans and the players.

World Peace received a hefty fine from the league and was consequently suspended for the rest of the 2004-05 season. After serving a year out, the one-time All-Star had to work his way back to fix his reputation around the league.

Despite his bad reputation, World Peace eventually reached the mountaintop when he won an NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2010. Sure, there were still bad moments here and there (such as his disgusting elbow to James Harden).

However, World Peace didn’t completely blow up and lose himself and still wound up establishing a solid NBA career despite the brawl that marked a stain early in his career. Now, World Peace currently serves as a player development coach for the South Bay Lakers in the G-League.