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Ron Artest -- World Peace to Come in August

6/24/2011 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ron Artest will have to wait until August before he can officially call himself by his proposed new name, Metta World Peace, 'cause that's the earliest he can get in front of a judge ... TMZ has learned. 

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Artest filed the official change of name documents with L.A. County Superior Court yesterday -- in which the NBA star chalks up the name swap to "personal reasons." 

Artest has a hearing scheduled for August 26 to make it legal ... but there's a catch. According to the docs, anyone who wishes to challenge Artest's name selection can object in writing up until two days before the hearing. 

But c'mon -- is anyone really gonna challenge World Peace?  



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43 COMMENTS

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31.

aquanet    

Harvey, can his team challenge the change because when he signed his contract he used his real name. Tons of shirts, and other merch were printed with that name and should he or could her, be legally obligated to keep that name until his contract is up?

1112 days ago
32.

fstblk    

This one has gone OFF his MEDS!!!!!

1112 days ago
33.

TheVolleyballGod    

Ron should change his name to ********* it would be more fitting

1112 days ago
34.

Stefanie    

He didn't seem that into world peace when he went into the stands at a game and beat up some spectators.

1112 days ago
35.

Larry    

just STUPID!

1112 days ago
36.

Johanna    

I love it and I think it's great and He's my new most interesting LAKER!!! GO LAKERS!!!!!

1112 days ago
37.

the will    

What a f$%&ing joke!!! Did yo see him on TMZ?! He's a goof!

1112 days ago
38.

Cujeaux    

I'm diggin his positive energy vibe and will go along for the ride. I may even buy one of his jerseys, even though I look horrible in caution sign yellow.

1112 days ago
39.

NANCY    

wow---------now i know hes got some mental issues------jeez just give it up and try to be a normal person, only makes you look like a nut job for sure now...............

1112 days ago
40.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

What'll he name his frigging spawn, Moonrise? Phony.

1112 days ago
41.

Eric    

Wait...World Peace? Isn't this the same guy who started that huge brawl when he was on the Pacers? Remember? I think it was Detroit vs. Indiana.

1112 days ago
42.

Shady's Lady    

How bout Metta World retard!

1112 days ago
43.

heather    

Metta?!

1112 days ago
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