Friday, September 16th, 2011 at 9:20 am  |  10 responses

UPDATE: Ron Artest to Finally Become ‘Metta World Peace’

Ron Artest’s people says that today is, at long last, the day that Artest officially becomes “Metta World Peace”. From the LA Times: “His publicist, Courtney Barnes, told The Times that Artest plans to attend Friday’s hearing at L.A. Superior Court, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Artest had an Aug. 26 hearing postponed because of two traffic tickets, but Barnes said that shouldn’t be an issue. ‘It’s all resolved,’ he said.”

UPDATE: According to the NY Daily News, it’s official. The back of the forward’s Lakers jersey will now say “World Peace.”

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  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    Metta World Peace or World B. Free? (On a name level only)

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    We will all remember today as the day World Peace was created.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    World Peace with the turnover.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Only when Metta World Peace has been achieved can the World B. Free.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    World Peace missed again!…
    I’m hoping that the first issue of slam that is released after this news breaks is a picture of the back of Ron Ar….World Peace’s jersey…

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    If Ron artest gets traded does that mean Kobe Bryant didn’t want world peace?


    CLASS OF 2013
    London, Representing the UK

  • http://hoopistani.blogspot.com hoopistani

    hahahah co-sign Dacre!

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    It looks like World Peace is getting ignored so that everybody else can shoot more.

  • matt

    World Peace with the Steal