Metta World Peace ‘Giving People a Taste’ of Potential Future on TV

Unlike so many recent college graduates with degrees in political science, Metta World Peace will actually be qualified to do something when he joins the real world. And that's because he's already testing the waters of a post-NBA television career.

According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN, World Peace's recent barrage of tube time is a calculated decision:

I’m just giving people a taste because I don’t know what organizations are thinking, so I’m like, ‘You know what? I got to start giving people a taste of what I can do.' I want to do 20 years in the NBA and I’m going to stay in shape so I can reach 20 years, or maybe even 21, who knows? But I’m going to give people a taste of what I can do when I’m behind the TV screen officially. That’s what I’m doing now.

MWP has logged a ton of reps in front of the camera lately, doing everything from appearing on ESPN's "SportsNation" to reading mean tweets on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!."

Hey, he has even worked with one of the biggest movie stars on the planet.

Even if his acting chops aren't the greatest, we know for sure that he can take (and dish out) a blow to the head. Maybe he's got a future as a stunt man, too.

World Peace's TV dabbling isn't a bad idea at all, as guys like Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal have proved that the public is a lot hungrier for quips and sound bites than it is for serious analysis. NBA studio shows are much more about entertainment than information, and MWP is certainly long enough on the former to make up for a potential deficiency in the latter.

Whether he's eating cupcakes at a news desk or tweeting some of the oddest 140-character messages you'll ever come across, his unpredictability and off-kilter demeanor make him eminently watchable.

As a fun exercise to prove MWP's value as an entertaining commodity, let's enjoy a r...

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