With reports surfacing that Los Angeles Lakers’ Ron Arte…er…I mean Metta World Peace was being courted by the Cheshire Jets to play in the United Kingdom, the team is apparently also said to be dangling a role in a British soap opera. The Jets, unlike other clubs such as Besiktas, don’t have the same finances to be able to pay top dollar for NBA stars. Officials for the team admit they can’t afford Artest so they feel this is the next best thing.
“Our commitment is to help raise Ron’s profile in the U.K. in order to help him develop his music and movie career over here while playing basketball,” the Jets’ Peter Hawkins told ESPN.com.
Even though his publicist denies there’s a deal in the works, Artest seems more than excited about the opportunity based his recent tweet: “Go Jets!!!!! Uk , here we come!!! Jets are the best!!!” While the name of the soap opera hasn’t been released, many news outlets in the U.K are suggesting that Artest could appear on some of the popular soap shows such as Coronation Street, Emmerdale, and Crossroads.
But my pick for soap show? Why not the sketch comedy Little Britain? He could easily fill in as Bubbles DeVere’s rival Desiree. Don’t know who Bubbles is? Check out the following video. #NSFW