Skip to main content

Ron Artest Used To Drink Hennessy At Halftime During Games

ron artest kobe bryant (1) (1)

Ron Artest, better known today as Metta World Peace, took a different approach to hydration during games. Some athletes prefer drinks like Gatorade and water during half-time while Ron Artest said that he drank alcohol during games when he was a member of the Chicago Bulls.

Metta admitted he drank Hennesy while playing for the Los Angeles Lakers back in the day. "I used to drink Hennessy at halftime," Artest said in an interview with Sporting News. "I (kept it) in my locker. I'd just walk to the liquor store (near the stadium) and get it.”

For those unfamiliar with the prestigious alcohol landscape, Hennessy is a brand of cognac, which is a French variety of brandy

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

Metta also said that he was a "head case" when he broke into the NBA with the Bulls, for whom he played from 1999-2002. He has also done a lot of wild things over his career, but this "halftime Henny" revelation might be the most shocking one yet.

Queens-born and bread, Metta World Peace was a lock-down defender and was an integral part of the Lakers 2010 championship squad.

NBA players react to the leaked video of Green punching Poole

NBA players react to the leaked video of Draymond Green punching Jordan Poole in practice

NBA players were also shocked at the recently leaked video of Draymond Green punching Jordan Poole in Warriors practice and took to their social media to share their thoughts on the incident


“He’s a commissioner's dream.” - Adam Silver dishes out high praise for Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo comes up with solid performance at the 2022 Abu Dhabi Games

Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook and head coach Darvin Ham

"Whatever he needs me to do!"-Russell Westbrook and Darvin Ham are off to a good start

Russell Westbrook likes how the Los Angeles Lakers have approached the preseason games


“It wasn’t really beef” — Shaquille O'Neal opens up about his story with Kobe Bryant

Shaq also said that he wished he stayed with the Lakers and believes he and Kobe could've won more championships together.