The Top 7 NBA Players Who Made the Most Out of the Lockout

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By: Vibe / December 23, 2011

Even when there was no basketball, fans still had world peace. Metta World Peace, that is. The most recent pioneer from sports in government-changing endeavors, the L.A. laker drew inspiration from NFL’s New England Patriot and beloved tweeter Chad Ochocinco as part of a promise to pay his outstanding parking tickets. He also donated $285,000 to mental health charities across the country, winning the 2010-2011 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award as determined by the PBWA, a panel of 150 writers responsible for NBA sports coverage.