Metta World Peace talks Malice in Palace, JR Smith and Lakers

NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Lakers
April 11, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace (37) reacts after scoring a basket against the New Orleans Pelicans during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Former Los Angeles Lakers legend Metta World Peace recently released an autobiography titled “No Malice: My Life in Basketball or: How a Kid from Queensbridge Survived the Streets, the Brawls, and Himself to Become an NBA Champion.”

On Tuesday, as part of the book tour to promote his new book, World Peace took to SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills to talk about a myriad of things ranging from his childhood to Randy Moss and drinking Hennessy before games.

World Peace spoke at length about his struggles with mental health and alcoholism, including his trip to buy Hennessy before a game in Chicago early in his career:

The same discussion led to his watching the beginning of the infamous Malice at the Palace fight and explaining the event and his relationship with the person in the crowd whom he fought:

Metta also spoke at length about his time with the Lakers including his early struggles and his ability to work through adversity for the two most clutch plays of the 2010 championship run:

Finally, Metta gave some experienced advice to JR Smith, whose blunder at the end of game one of the 2018 NBA Finals, in part, led to the Cavaliers being swept by the Warriors:

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