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Ron Artest: I'm Changing My Name ... RADICALLY

6/24/2011 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Say goodbye to Ron Artest and HELLOOOO to Metta World Peace ... Mr. Metta World Peace to you.

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Yes, Ron is going the way of Cassius Clay, Lew Alcindor and Chad Johnson.  Ron's filed a petition in L.A. County Superior Court to change his name to -- World Peace.

FYI, metta means loving, kindness, happiness and all that jazz.

We're told Ron wants to put the new last name -- Peace -- on the back of his L.A. Lakers' jersey.

These name changes are typically granted by a judge unless it would result in confusion or fraud. 

Hey, give Peace a chance.



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grafixdee    

Hey before anyone says anything, give Peace a chance.

1157 days ago
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sfd    

He's the greatest

1157 days ago
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MyOpinionOnly    

Are you f'n kidding me??? He's a freaking LAKER......what does HE know about World Peace? Lame, lame, lame way to get attention.

1157 days ago
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Jim in Cali    

total whack job and didn't have a great season for the Lakers.Hopefully they move him.

1157 days ago
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Stephanie    

@ grafixdee

Why don't you copy the article? What an original thought...

1157 days ago
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Tammy    

These celebreties have way too much time on their hands, which is why they come up with these stupid ideas.

1157 days ago
7.

Ken    

World B. Free

1157 days ago
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Stephanie    

@ MyOpiniomOnly:

You're soooo right - only an uneducated athlete with an OVERBLOWN ego would think he deserves a name like that!!!

1157 days ago
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dewey    

what an a**hole.

1157 days ago
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No comment    

Just an attention whore. After his poor sport behavior in the playoffs, he should change is name to Sore Loser. WTF does he know about peace the way he was taking out players.

1157 days ago
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Just sayin'..    

Ron Artest isnt exactly known as the poster boy for "sanity". (At least HE wasnt on camera eating Vaseline.) What I find shocking is that anyone is surprised. At least the name is original...

1157 days ago
12.

FreeWill    

Silly Man with a lot of free time!

1157 days ago
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Jodi    

This is stupid. Why don't he show his desire for world peace by his actions instead of changing his name. The only reason Ron is doing this is for attention. Get a freaking real life Ron.

1157 days ago
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TMZ_Watcher    

Sorry who is this guy? never heard of him. Is TMZ picking people off the street and trying to make them celebs? Oh ya, really are we not way beyond the point where we could possibly give sh_t about Lindsay Blohan? Is it not embarrassing for TMZ to be reporting on this starlet just waiting to go to jail, which will happen one day. If she was black and poor she would be in gen pop getting cozy with some beayaatches. She's annoying at this point simply for getting away with BS day after day because LA's court system deems her immortal somehow. LA's court system is so screwed up, the judges must be on the take. They just like meeting celebs and downplay it court. Sad really.

1157 days ago
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Maverick    

Okay, you've got to be joking, right? World Peace?

I never thought I would see world peace in my lifetime. Ha!

1157 days ago
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