Close encounters with 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.

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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.