Miami Heat sign Ron Artest’s son for their G League team
The Miami Heat announced earlier today that its G League franchise, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, had signed Ron Artest III, the son of former NBA player Ron Artest. His father used to be known as Ron Artest, but in 2011 he legally changed his name to Metta World Peace. He last played in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2017.
Ron Artest III, his son, has been a member of the CSU Northridge Matadors College basketball team since the 2018-19 season, making his debut as a freshman. Ron Artest III has developed a reputation as a defensive-minded forward since then. Last season, he played 17.8 minutes per game and averaged 4.3 points and 3.5 rebounds. Artest III is not as prolific as his father, but he is a tenacious defender who can go up and down the court at will. With an eye on a possible NBA move in the future, he will join the NBA G League.
The Miami Heat have signed Ron Artest III to play for the NBA G League’s Sioux Falls Skyforce
The Miami Heat announced the deal earlier today, with Artest III initially joining the G League squad. Artest, who is already 22 years old, was eligible to enter the NBA draught this year. He spent three seasons with the Matadors before joining Beverly Hills High School in 2015. He joined the Matadors for the start of the 2018-19 season.
He’ll be looking to follow in the footsteps of LiAngelo Ball and Dylan Windler in the NBA, and he has the option to enter the 2022 NBA draught. Regardless, the move will only add to his father’s legend, who played in the NBA for a total of 17 years.
Metta World Peace and Kobe Bryant won the 2010 NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers, and he was an All-Star six years prior, in 2004. He appeared for six NBA clubs, but his greatest years were spent with the Indiana Pacers, where he averaged 24.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game during the 2004-05 season.
Metta World Peace was able to average moreover 20 points per game for the first time in a season that year. In 2005, he came the closest and then moved on to the Sacramento Kings. Metta World Peace was a starting forward for the LA Lakers until around the 2013 season, when he transferred to the Sacramento Kings. In general, his son will try to follow in his father’s footsteps and have a successful NBA career.