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I'm sure this one doesn't come as a surprise, as World Peace might just be the inventor of crazy.
When did his recklessness begin? It's difficult to say, but I suppose it all started in 2001, when Artest jumped onto Glenn Robinson and earned a $7,500 fine and a suspension after the fight.
In 2002, Artest was fined $10,000 after shoving Raja Bell and not leaving the court in a timely manner after his ejection.
In 2003, he smashed television cameras at MSG after a loss to the Knicks, earning a $35,000 fine. He also received an $84,000 fine after a confrontation with Pat Riley in Miami, and he received fines for making obscene gestures to the crowd in Cleveland as well as suspensions for flagrant fouls on Bonzi Wells, Eric Snow and Paul Pierce.
In 2004, Artest was benched for a couple of games after asking the Pacers for some time off to finish his rap album. Also in 2004 was the famous "Malice at the Palace" incident, in which Artest attacked a fan who threw a cup at him and created chaos in Detroit. That incident was followed with a 73-game suspension.
In 2007, Artest's dogs spent 77 days at a pound due to poor care from Artest, and he also faced a domestic violence arrest for battery and corporal injury to a spouse among other things. He was suspended indefinitely by the Kings and ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from his wife and kids.
And of course, most recently, he is known for elbowing James Harden during the playoffs, an event that likely could have caused serious injury if everything hadn't turned out alright.
With year after year of carelessness and immaturity, he has become absolutely hated by almost every fanbase in the league. World Peace was at one time a great player, but he has sealed his fate. No matter how many charities he donates to or how many rap albums he releases, or even how many times he changes his name, World Peace can not change his public image.
If a guy like DeMarcus Cousins is smart, he sees what World Peace's NBA career has been like and knows not to behave in the same way.