Metta Sandiford-Artest’s now-deleted tweet calling out Jake Paul

Omar Guerrero
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Former Los Angeles Lakers star Metta Sandiford-Artest recently challenged YouTube star Jake Paul on Twitter, but the tweet has since been deleted.

Artest’s challenge involves playing one on one in a sport that he’s more than familiar with.

Rather than go in the ring with Paul, who had knocked out former NBA Slam Dunk champion Nate Robinson in a boxing match on Saturday, Sandiford-Artest is interested in taking on his would-be opponent on the basketball court.

In contrast to the diminutive Robinson, who is only 5-foot-9, the man formerly known as Metta World Peace is a giant by ordinary human standards at 6-foot-7.

Sandiford-Artest would dwarf Paul, who stands 6-foot-1, if they ever met on the court.

It remains to be seen if Paul will respond to Sandiford-Artest’s dare even though the tweet is no longer available.

One of the toughest competitors on the court during his heyday, Sandiford-Artest is a former All-Star, Defensive Player of the Year and was named to four All-Defensive teams.

He won his only championship with the Lakers in 2010, playing with Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol.

He retired in 2017 after playing 17 seasons in the league.

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Omar is a former writer for King James Gospel. The very first team he rooted for was the Showtime Lakers and his favorite player back then was James Worthy. Seeing the Purple and Gold win back-to-back championships in the '80s made him a basketball junkie for life. He has witnessed and celebrated every Lakers championship since then and is now looking forward to a new era of basketball in Tinseltown led by LeBron James.