We usually try to do two main things in this space you're reading now: 1) Explain why you should be reading this and 2) Answer what the subject in question does and why is he important. The second part is hard in this case because, you see, Metta World Peace is a man of many trades. He's an alien who likes winning NBA championships. He's a meteorologist who gives vocabulary lessons on occasion. He's a rapper who might fuck around and bring Queensbridge back on the map.

But he's mainly a professional basketball player. He isn't playing in the NBA right now, but his on and off-court greatness as a premier defender and a culture provocateur ensures he won't be forgotten. The eccentricities and surrounding stories almost make him a myth. But he's not. These are facts. Here are 35 Things You Didn't Know About Metta World Peace.