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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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91.

Stupid    

This is pretty retarded. Next thing you know all the little g-thugs are going to be changing their names to stupid things as soon as they get out of highschool, (or turn 18)

1029 days ago
92.

sonsofbuddha    

The entire concept of Metta can be encapsulated in the official Metta chant song... the lryics are also translated into English from the ancient Buddhist scriptural Pali language:

http://www.woktoss.com/?p=10137
(song will play automatically and loop forever)

Thank you Meta World Peace!

1028 days ago
93.

Balogna    

This is bull ****, how many retarded athletes need to change their names, they were nothing before the name change and they are still nothing!!! I might just change my name to the greatest person ever! F*@K Athletes, and while we are at it, how much do they need to get paid, we work our asses off everyday and get paid jack squat, so we can pay half of our check to go see the numb nuts play, and they are the ones complaining...give me a break!

1015 days ago
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Emily Rhodes 'Grimmett    

Why are they always putting u on facebook?

1002 days ago
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