Metta World Peace has a reputation as an angry, crazy man, the type of person who can make Tyler Hansbrough do a double take.
But we're thinking of an younger, brasher Metta, the type of guy who might run into a crowd and start punching people -- a Metta that was named Ron Artest.
Now, he's cuddlier. Literally. And that applies even when he does something like getting a flagrant foul for trucking Ramon Sessions.
Metta and Ramon were teammates on the Lakers, which explains the cuddle factor.