Metta World Peace takes selfie after getting ejected for punting basketball

Jack Baer
Metta World Peace is making his mark in the BIG3 league. (Getty Images)
Metta World Peace is making his mark in the BIG3 league. (Getty Images)

When you throw Metta World Peace into a BIG3 game, this is apparently what you get.

The 38-year-old former NBA All-Star punted a basketball and earned a quick ejection in the opening minutes of a BIG3 game, showing he is still very much the eccentric and combustible player basketball fans have come to know. With his Killer 3s team down 3-0 to Trilogy, World Peace made a very emphatic exit.

There is so, so much to break down in a glorious clip like this. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Killer 3s coach and former Knicks great Charles Oakley perplexedly yelling at World Peace and calling him “Ron”

  • BIG3 co-founder Ice Cube briefly looking even less amused

  • World Peace shanking his kick, which the BIG3 announcers rated as a “four and a half”

  • Trilogy player Rashad McCants timidly motioning for the technical foul

  • World Peace appearing to yell “I f—ing quit”

  • World Peace walking toward his locker room, then apparently stopping to take a selfie with a young fan who likely just got quite the bang for his buck

The Killer 3s would eventually lose 52-39, with the Trilogy’s Al Harrington leading all scorers with 19 points. That likely wasn’t the worst development for Oakley this week.

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