At the age of 36, Metta World Peace’s NBA career is likely coming to an end — if it isn’t already done.

World Peace was in an introspective mood Wednesday when discussing his journey from the rough-and-tumble Queensbridge projects in New York to his time with the Pacers  on ESPN’s "Highly Qu


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The former St. John’s star admitted he was a curious kid, which led him to do some things he wished he hadn’t.

“I was never rebellious, but I was always interested in different things,” he said. “I learned how to cook crack at the age of 13. That was something I’m not proud of, but it was something that was introduced to me at an early age.”

World Peace started his NBA career with the Bulls in 1999 before eventually being dealt to Indiana, where he played from 2002-06. World Peace said his behavior during his time with the team was “one of the biggest regrets” of his life.

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“I was jealous of Jermaine O’Neal’s contract,” he said. “I felt like I was a top-tier player, but I felt like the Pacers didn’t treat me like that. It was all about me. It was too much ego. Everything was about me. When I don’t get what I want, I felt like I was entitled and I lashed out.”

Despite whatever was going on inside his head, World Peace thrived in Indiana, earning an All-Star nod in 2004 while winning the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year that season. But eventually things fell apart thanks to the “Malice At The Palace,” and he was traded to the Kings before long.