Metta World Peace is more than a great basketball player; he’s also an author. The Los Angeles ‘Lakers’ player recently revealed his first children’s book, Metta’ Bedtime Stories, to the world and it promises to be something different and fresh.

Created to be an inspiration to kids, Metta’s Bedtime Stories are a collection of five plots that challenge children to dream big and face their fears. Among the five stories is one about the dark and another about planning for the future.


Metta recently told media that education and diversity were driving forces in his decision to create a children’s book. “We wanted to do a book where we can start the process of getting people excited about education. That starts with the family. Our whole purpose was to get parents back interested in reading with their children. I don’t think all parents do that enough,” said the athlete. “We wanted something where everybody could relate to.”

Metta’s book is available for purchase on Amazon’s website. The NBA star has four kids in all.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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