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Ron Artest's Dancing With The Stars debut video

Posted on: September 20, 2011 12:12 am
Edited on: September 20, 2011 12:21 am
 
Posted by Ben Golliverron-artest-dancing-with-stars

Metta World Peace, the artist formerly known as Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest, made his debut appearance on Dancing With The Stars, which is some sort of nationally televised boogie down popularity contest pairing a celebrity with a professional dancer.

Dancing the cha cha with Peta Murgatroyd, whose name is actually a combination of an animal rights advocacy group and one of the bad guys in Battlestar Galactica, World Peace did not impress the critics.

"Butchering the cha cha, hitting on Brooke Burke, and looking overweight," CBSSports.com's Ken Berger said on Twitter. "Ron Artest did himself no favors."

World Peace appeared on stage wearing a black hat, black vest, no shirt and red pants. At one point he pushed his hat off of his head, in a move that vaguely resembled something that Michael Jackson might have done, revealing a dyed blonde crew cut.

In a promotional video taped prior to the series premiere, Artest expressed skepticism at the whole idea of his appearance on the show.

"At first I didn't want to do it because of the outfits. I don't like to see my hips being moved in a girly manner. I'm a man, I play defense, elbows, bloody nose on the court, rebounds. And now I'm like dancing, elegance, twinkletoes, It's going to be weird."

Via IAmAGM.com, here's video of Artest's debut performance.



Top image via ABC.com video.
Comments

Since: Nov 1, 2006
Posted on: September 20, 2011 12:13 pm
 

Ron Artest's Dancing With The Stars debut video

Metta World Peace is actually a terrible dancer. Robotic, not limber or smooth, no real rythmic movements and no style. He did ok, I bet the majority of people on this message board couldn't do any better. I know I couldn't. But maybe, just maybe we have a few light footed sissy boys out there among us. Let us hear from you. Holla....



Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: September 20, 2011 11:44 am
 

Ron Artest's Dancing With The Stars debut video

His name will be "first to go" after the show tonight. Most people will keep calling him by his real name , punk as* bit**



Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: September 20, 2011 11:42 am
 

Ron Artest's Dancing With The Stars debut video

Yeah, Artest will be the first to go tonight. The guy is a punk and a jerk. Can't dance either. That won't get him kicked off though that will be the jerk part.



Since: Oct 6, 2010
Posted on: September 20, 2011 11:25 am
 

Ron Artest's Dancing With The Stars debut video

the best performance of the night! metta world peace was da bomb! lamar odom was there and he should have danced too! ron artest will win and he has the hottest partner!



Since: Nov 1, 2007
Posted on: September 20, 2011 11:19 am
 

Ron Artest's Dancing With The Stars debut video

I can't believe I took time to watch this crap.



Since: Aug 28, 2011
Posted on: September 20, 2011 11:07 am
 

Ron Artest's Dancing With The Stars debut video

Go Mega Whirled Peas Go



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: September 20, 2011 10:44 am
 

Ron Artest's Dancing With The Stars debut video

What a pud.



Since: May 22, 2010
Posted on: September 20, 2011 10:20 am
 

Ron Artest's Dancing With The Stars debut video

I think the public should get to change his name to Dennis Rodman Lite!


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