Metta World Peace, the Artist Formerly Known As Ron Artest, has plans to ball in Finland (despite an NBA contract that forbids him from doing so.) BallinEurope (via the Ilta-Sanomat newspaper) has the details: “Finland’s top league Korisliiga will witness some serious NBA talent in September 2011, when Los Angeles Lakers forward/multipersonality Ron Artest will join league newcomer LoKoKo Loimaa. The 31-year old Artest has three years left in his Lakers contract, but that doesn’t seem to bother LoKoKo sports director Aleksi Valavuori, who backs up the rumor in Tuesday’s Ilta-Sanomat newspaper. ;We have sorted things out and I can happily confirm that Artest will arrive in Finland,’ Valavuori states in the Ilta-Sanomat interview. Valavuori has been making noise with his antics in Finland earlier, too. In November 2005, 7,420 spectators witnessed Dennis Rodman’s 17-point, 6-rebound performance in Helsinki, and in November 2008, Scottie Pippen played for ToPo in two Korisliiga games. Artest is supposed to play ‘a few games’ with LoKoKo.”