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

by September 16, 2011

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.”