Metta World Peace: " I’ll spot you 20 and a bag of cheetos If I win end the lockout Keep the cheetos”." PA
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Ron Artest challenges Michael Jordan to a 1-on-1 to decide the NBA lockout

The Lakers star – now known as Metta World Peace – says he’d beat the Bulls legend “blind-folded with a subway sandwich in one hand”.

MICHAEL JORDAN ONCE told Sports Illustrated: “I love Ron Artest.”

But the current Charlotte Bobcats owner – and hard-liners in the lockout– may not feel the same way about Metta World Peace – as Artest now calls himself.

Peace is publicly challenging his former friend and current foe on Twitter to a game of one-on-one  – to end the NBA lockout.

And it includes an entertaining stipulation:

“Micheal [sic] Jordan I challenge you I’ll spot you 20 and a bag of cheetos If I win end the lockout Keep the cheetos”

That was only the beginning for the rather confident Lakers forward.

Peace tweeted that he could beat Jordan “blind-folded with a subway sandwich in one hand” and that beating Jordan would be “too easy.”

He also misspelled Jordan’s name twice. No word on if that was done purposefully.

With talks at a standstill – as, literally, neither side is talking – this could be the only way to reach an agreement before a judge does. But even with a 48-year-old – and noticeably heavier – Jordan as the opponent, players may not be unanimous in a decision to leave their future in Peace’s hands.

Assuming everyone received a vote.

- Ariel Sander

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