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Metta World Peace, Devin Ebanks to be at Sungevity promotion

November 3, 2011 |  2:51 pm

Ron Artest for Sungevity

With NBA players out of work, there are ways to maintain at least part of their cushy incomes.

A few have taken their talents overseas. Some have increased their commercial and product endorsements. And then there are others, such as Lakers forwards Metta World Peace and Devin Ebanks, that are returning to more humble origins.

You know, like giving away ice pops. This isn't Ron Ron and Ebanks driving around in an ice cream truck, exactly. It's supposed to be more energy efficient. They'll be giving away ice pops Nov. 11 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Hollywood-Highland center while promoting Sungevity, a residential company that features an ice cream truck that runs on solar panels and bio fuel. The truck also features installed i-Pads that will provide potential customers with an i-quote for installing solar panels on their homes.

A Sungevity spokesperson confirmed World Peace and Ebanks would be compensated an unspecified amount. David Bauman, who represents both World Peace and Ebanks as their agent, couldn't be immediately reached for comment. For World Peace, this venture may not exactly match his effort in applying to Best Buy earlier in his career so he could receive a customer discount. But at least he'll be able to listen to the ice cream music jingles.


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Photo: Lakers forward Metta World Peace will serve free ice pops Nov. 11 between Hollywood and Highland Blvd. to promote Sungevity's ice pop truck. Credit: Sungevity.