Metta World Peace Says He Deserved The ’10 Blunts’ He Smoked After Lakers Won Title
To no real surprise, the Lakers took down the Heat in the NBA Finals last week giving the franchise its 17th NBA Championship. LeBron James and Anthony Davis’ first title together snapped a title-less dry spell for the Lakers with their last coming in 2010 with Ron Artest hitting a clutch three-pointer in Game 7 against the Celtics.
Artest, who previously changed his name to Metta World Peace but is now known as Metta Sandiford-Artest after getting married, celebrated the 2020 Lakers’ title by getting high, real high, and according to him, he deserved to do so.
“I was just home and sparked a blunt,” Sandiford-Artest told USA TODAY Sports. “I was partying the whole day by myself with two or three close friends. We sparked — I don’t even know — maybe 10 blunts. We had a great time. I deserved it. The Lakers won. It was crazy. It felt like I won.
While the video of Bronny James smoking has been the talk of the internet streets for the past couple of weeks, Sandiford-Artest clearly decided to get in on the Lakers’ smoking circle and spark up a casual 10 blunts to celebrate.
As for the actual game itself and his reaction to James earning his fourth ring, Sandiford-Artest wasn’t surprised at all to see it happen.
“It wasn’t surprising. I knew LeBron was going to win,” Sandiford-Artest said. “He definitely is destined to win a title. But I was watching. It was like a movie that you knew what was happening.”
Here’s a look back at Artest’s clutch three against the Celtics back in 2010: