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Dr. Awesome
06-23-2011, 06:43 PM
:laugh:

http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/214311/Artest_Files_Request_To_Legally_Change_Name_To_Wor ld_Peace

I can't do it, I can't hate on this guy.

IUfan4life
06-23-2011, 06:44 PM
<3

cdash
06-23-2011, 06:44 PM
:laugh:

http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/214311/Artest_Files_Request_To_Legally_Change_Name_To_Wor ld_Peace

I can't do it, I can't hate on this guy.

I can. **** Ron Artest, and **** World Peace.

Trophy
06-23-2011, 06:48 PM
Holy cow! :-o :confused:

IUfan4life
06-23-2011, 06:50 PM
I can. **** Ron Artest, and **** World Peace.

bitter much?

RLeWorm
06-23-2011, 06:51 PM
Ron artest is stupid. And he is SOFT.

Pointz
06-23-2011, 06:59 PM
This is funny. It's iRONic that he is changing his name to "World Peace" when he caused so much chaos during his tenure here. He is an interesting guy though thats for sure.

Isaac
06-23-2011, 07:03 PM
Ron artest is stupid. And he is SOFT.


Hahaha

Sparhawk
06-23-2011, 07:10 PM
Ron artest is stupid. And he is SOFT.

That's not what your mom said to him last night.

I kid, I kid.

But seriously, he's an idiot. He's trying much too hard.

Sparhawk
06-23-2011, 07:11 PM
If Ron Artest was serious about becoming this peaceful guy, he can start by donating his salary back to the Pacers.

Anthem
06-23-2011, 07:13 PM
That's awesome. Imagine every Miss America contest for the rest of history.

"If you could have anything in the world, what would you choose?"

"If I could have anything, I'd have World Peace."

travmil
06-23-2011, 07:15 PM
There's absolutely nothing Ron could ever do for the rest of his life that would surprise me.

Cryyin
06-23-2011, 07:21 PM
Id rather see Ron in the headlines for this, rather than some of the other things he has done in the past. Didnt he auction his championship ring for charity? It may not always make sense, but I give him credit for trying.

PacerDude
06-23-2011, 07:37 PM
He must be off his meds again.

I look forward to the day he retires and just 'goes away'.

cdash
06-23-2011, 07:39 PM
bitter much?

It will never dissipate.

Hoop
06-23-2011, 10:39 PM
Bat ***** would be more appropriate.

SamBear
06-23-2011, 10:44 PM
What a nut job.

Trophy
06-23-2011, 11:19 PM
This had me thinking all night.

How could he do this? It's your ****ing name!

BornReady
06-24-2011, 02:34 AM
If Ron Artest is world peace, we are hella screwed.

Sandman21
06-24-2011, 02:43 AM
I saw that on the ESPN ticker on the draft and thought someone had slipped something into the Mountain Dew I was drinking before hand....

Constellations
06-24-2011, 02:50 AM
That's going to sound great.

"At the line shooting two, World Peace."

"It seems as if World Peace stepped out of bounds."

"World peace just didn't show up tonight."

"Look at this crowd, World Peace is just getting on everyone's nerves."

ballism
06-24-2011, 02:58 AM
That's going to sound great.

"At the line shooting two, World Peace."

"It seems as if World Peace stepped out of bounds."

"World peace just didn't show up tonight."

"Look at this crowd, World Peace is just getting on everyone's nerves."

"NBA suspends World Peace for a year."

ballism
06-24-2011, 03:14 AM
It was probably a part of his psychological 'healing' process.
Probably something along the lines of him feeling that "Ron Artest" carried too much negativity with it and he needed something more positive. And knowing Artest, 'World Peace" wouldn't be a surprising choice.

BornReady
06-24-2011, 03:16 AM
man
world peace sucks
:D

CoolHand
06-24-2011, 07:48 AM
Now that he's playing for someone else, I love Ron's antics.... :)

Kraut N Beer
06-24-2011, 07:56 AM
World B. Free 2.0

Trying to grab headlines during the NBA draft. What a narcissist.

MTM
06-24-2011, 09:19 AM
As Bill Murray learned... you might mock a toast to World Peace initially, but eventually the day is not right unless you say a prayer and toast to it.

BillS
06-24-2011, 01:05 PM
I heard a rumor Lance immediately applied to change his name to Ron Artest.

Bball
06-24-2011, 01:59 PM
In the mid 2000's World Peace was with the Indiana Pacers. Then, in a memorable November night in Detroit, World Peace lost control. This led to a season long suspension of World Peace. The following season, World Peace proved difficult and the Indiana Pacers were soon no longer interested in World Peace. The Pacers had effectively given up on World Peace and looked to their own long term self interests.

There is little chance for World Peace ever again in Indiana.

Sandman21
06-24-2011, 06:57 PM
dgranger33 Danny Granger
If my man ron artest can change his name then I'm changing my to Mystically Abrasive Giant ... MAG for short

AesopRockOn
06-24-2011, 07:01 PM
Now Jack can legitimately say he fought Pistons fans for World Peace.

Thank you, Ron, for attempting to make what will certainly be a miserable, drawn-out offseason a little more enjoyable.

Basketball Fan
06-25-2011, 06:55 PM
If I were the Lakers I'd dump him as soon as possible...

presto123
06-25-2011, 07:51 PM
Cool. Now the NBA has its own version of Ocho Cinco. World Peace needs to play with Kevin Love. The back of the jerseys would read Peace and Love. Then all they would need would be a guy whose last name is Understanding:)

ballism
06-25-2011, 08:35 PM
If I were the Lakers I'd dump him as soon as possible...

Impossible. :)

Shade
06-25-2011, 09:35 PM
In the mid 2000's World Peace was with the Indiana Pacers. Then, in a memorable November night in Detroit, World Peace lost control. This led to a season long suspension of World Peace. The following season, World Peace proved difficult and the Indiana Pacers were soon no longer interested in World Peace. The Pacers had effectively given up on World Peace and looked to their own long term self interests.

There is little chance for World Peace ever again in Indiana.

Actually, it was World Peace that wanted out of Indiana.

Shade
06-25-2011, 09:40 PM
So, the Pacers have had World Peace and Satan as former players.

Yeah, sounds about right.

Lance George
09-16-2011, 05:51 PM
It looks like it's official...

Artest's name change to Metta World Peace approved - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/artests-name-change-metta-world-peace-approved-173059757.html)


LOS ANGELES (AP) Ron Artest's bid to become Mr. World Peace was delayed, but not denied.

A court commissioner granted the Lakers forward's request to officially change his name to Metta World Peace on Friday, three weeks after the bid was blocked because Artest had unpaid traffic tickets.

Artest, 31, did not attend a brief hearing Friday.

Superior court spokeswoman Patricia Kelly said that Artest's new last name will be World Peace.

His publicist, Courtney Barnes, said the player chose Metta because it is a traditional Buddhist word that means loving and kindness toward all.

"Changing my name was meant to inspire and bring youth together all around the world," World Peace said in a statement released after the hearing. "After this short delay, my tickets have been paid and I'm glad that it is now official."

He requested the change in June, citing only personal reasons. He is scheduled to appear on the next season of "Dancing With the Stars."

Barnes wrote in an email that World Peace will now have to get a new driver's license to reflect his new name, but the switch won't affect his contracts with the Lakers or any endorsement deals.

Artest helped the Lakers win an NBA title in 2010 and in April he received an award for outstanding service and dedication to the community.

He has testified before Congress to support mental health legislation.

Artest isn't the first athlete to adopt an unusual name.

Lloyd Bernard Free, a professional basketball player who played in the league from 1975-88, had his first name legally changed to World in 1981. A friend had given him the nickname because of his 44-inch vertical leaps and 360-degree dunks.

In the NFL, wide receiver Chad Johnson legally changed his last name to Ochocinco in August 2008 to reflect his jersey number. The name means "eight five" in Spanish. Ochocinco is now with the New England Patriots.

Lance George
09-16-2011, 05:53 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metta_World_Peace

Kid Minneapolis
09-16-2011, 10:46 PM
If Ron Artest represents world peace, we're in a lot of trouble.

pacer4ever
09-17-2011, 02:09 AM
His daughter is joining him she is changing her name to Diamond World Peace.

Doddage
09-17-2011, 05:15 PM
It's going to be funny when Pacer fans boo World Peace next time the Lakers are here.