4. Auctioning off his title ring for charity
As we said, Metta came to LA to chase the title he chased for so long. When he got it, the sense of relief and pride was evident in him. He battled hard throughout the season and into the playoffs, single-handedly saving the Lakers in Game 7 of the Finals.
All that makes it all the more shocking when MWP announced that he was auctioning off his ring for charity and to raise mental health awareness. As someone who has had mental health issues in the past, Metta felt it was necessary to bring to get more psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists into public schools. He would raise over $500,000 through his actions to a very worthy cause.