Close encounters with World Peace

Kid at Knicks game, Tyler Hansbrough have close encounters with Metta World Peace

Every young boy thinks he wants to sit courtside at Madison Square Garden for a Knicks game.

That is, until Metta World Peace comes hurtling at him — or hurdling at him — like a runaway truck.

That kid will be lucky if he can watch another game from behind the couch at home.

As we all know, you don't have to be sitting courtside to have a close encounter with the Player Formerly Known as Ron Artest.

Every young boy thinks he wants to be a tough guy on the court.

That is, until he turns around and it's that Artest guy looking like he's ready to treat you like a Pistons fan.

That's what happened to Toronto's Tyler Hansbrough this week. If you wanna scare him silly for Halloween, just throw on a MWP jersey.

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