Goodbye Ron Artest, Hello ‘Metta World Peace’

Ron-Ron is apparently no more, as he will soon be legally-known as Metta World Peace … Yes. From the LA Times: “Just when you thought you had seen it all regarding Ron Artest … The Lakers forward filed paperwork Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court to legally change his name to Metta World Peace. ‘Metta’ is a Buddhist term. One definition for the word is ‘a strong wish for the welfare and happiness of others.’ NBA players need to file papers with the league to change their jersey number, but no such action is necessary for name changes, according to a league official. It is up to the Lakers, and Artest, to determine if his new name will appear on the back of his jersey.”