Metta World Peace is staying put with the Los Angeles Lakers.
The veteran small forward formerly known as Ron Artest will finish the final year of his contract, worth a reported $7.7 million dollars.
World Peace came to the Lakers as a free agent in 2009 and was a key part of their championship team that season.
But that’s not the only news Metta is making these days. He’s also talking this week about mental health, and – particularly – his personal struggles and advocacy on behalf of the cause, as part of a conference on social work and mental health at USC.
He spoke with KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis about his mental health advocacy.