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Ron Artest changing name to 'Metta World Peace'

Posted on: June 23, 2011 6:24 pm
Edited on: June 23, 2011 6:51 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

Ron Artest has never had a problem changing things. Never had a problem doing big, bold things. He's changed his number from 15 to 93 to 37 to back to 15. He's changed teams multiple times. Heck, he's changed personalities.

Now, he's changing his name.

According to TMZ, Artest filed a petition with the L.A. County Superior Court to switch his name to "Metta World Peace." Yes, Metta World Peace. (Metta, if you're wondering, which I'm sure you are, means love, happiness, kindness, etc.)

The motivation evidently is so that Artest can have "Peace" on the back of his jersey. Noble, Ron-Ron. Er, I mean, Metta-Metta. Like Chad Johnson who is now Chad Ochocinco, this will likely be granted. Most judges allow name changes unless it could result in confusion or fraud.

So if this works out, Ron Artest will now be, "starting, at small forward, from St. John's... Mettaaaaaaaa World Peace!" For anyone else, it doesn't work. For Ron Artest, it's a beautiful thing.
Comments

Since: Jun 30, 2011
Posted on: June 30, 2011 11:45 am
 

Ron Artest changing name to 'Metta World Peace'

The entire concept of Metta can be encapsulated in the official Metta chant song... the lryics are also translated into English from the ancient Buddhist scriptural Pali language: 
 
 
(song will play automatically and loop forever) 
 
Thank you Meta World Peace!



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: June 24, 2011 7:14 pm
 

Ron Artest changing name to 'Metta World Peace'

Maybe he can marry Madonna and wear a wedding dress while doing it.  It's hard to believe that another pro athlete has succumbed to the "unreality bubble" and has lost himself among the groupies, possie and sycophants.  Just like Rodman.



Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: June 24, 2011 6:59 pm
 

Ron Artest changing name to 'Metta World Peace'

I LOVE IT!!!!

takes me back to the days of Lloyd B Free when he changed to World B Free......you go Ron...er, Metta!!!



Since: Nov 7, 2007
Posted on: June 24, 2011 6:21 pm
 

Ron Artest changing name to 'Metta World Peace'

That is awesome!! For all of the negative comments, don't forget that we need people like Metta World Peace in sports. It makes everything in the game so much more fun for the fans. In no way is M Dub P (his new nickname) a role model to fans, and he doesn't try to be. Remember MWP broke up a fight outside of a LA night club in late May. Why can't Metta World Peace choose his own name? It's his name!! The only question I have now is what will the back of his jersey look like? Metta? Peace? World Peace? Regardless, it's awesome.



Since: May 3, 2011
Posted on: June 24, 2011 3:38 pm
 

Ron Artest changing name to 'Metta World Peace'

I don't care what he changes his name to. He's a thug, clothes lining Barea this year and the "malice at the palace". Glad my Bulls dumped him early in his career. Nut job thug.



Since: Dec 15, 2006
Posted on: June 24, 2011 3:35 pm
 

Ron Artest changing name to 'Metta World Peace'

I guess GunTotin' CrowdBrawler was taken...



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: June 24, 2011 2:01 pm
 

Ron Artest changing name to 'Metta World Peace'

This guy has completely gone off the deep end. What a total whack job!



Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: June 24, 2011 1:27 pm
 

Ron Artest changing name to 'Metta World Peace'

He is a grown man who can do what he wants... and since he needs to get constant attention, he has to make an ass outta himself. The only way to do that before this was to act like a thug and get suspended, so now, sincre that won't work, he needs to mimmick Chad Ochocinco... at least he is completely unoriginal at acting like a clown.





Since: Jun 1, 2011
Posted on: June 24, 2011 12:53 pm
 

Ron Artest changing name to 'Metta World Peace'

not hating at all just curious bud



Since: Apr 5, 2010
Posted on: June 24, 2011 12:16 pm
 

Ron Artest changing name to 'Metta World Peace'

World B Free was already taken.




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