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Tuesday / August 9.
  • Metta World Peace Unsure What League St. John’s Is In

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    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Metta World Peace recently visited with the St. John’s basketball team, but he apparently remains unclear about what league they play in.

    The man formerly known as Ron Artest asked reporters at Knicks’ Media Day if St. John’s was still in the Big East and then was the brunt of a joke.

    “He thinks St. John’s is in the ACC, he don’t know,” teammate Carmelo Anthony said.

    Anthony and World Peace were asked if they plan on attending the Syracuse-St. John’s game Dec. 15 at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks play homes games Dec. 14 and 16, and thus will be around for that contest between former Big East rivals.

    “If we’re here I’ll go,” Anthony said. “Metta don’t want to talk about that, he wants to talk about a whole lot.”

    World Peace said the Johnnies have “six pros.”

    “I’m excited to see them play and to see a couple games when I have time,” he said.

    World Peace also took to interviewing reporters — probably to the chagrin of Knicks owner Jim Dolan and his colleagues.

    “If you see me out on the street put the camera down and never report anything bad,” he said.

    **For more coverage of Knicks’ Media Day, click over to TheKnicksBlog.com.

     



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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.