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Ron Artest

One Month 'til WORLD PEACE

7/31/2011 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Ron Artest is a shameless self-promoter -- because over the last month, he had an L.A. newspaper print FOUR items about his new name ... and it could change the way he's identified forever.

Long story short -- anyone looking to officially change their name in the State of California has to get a public declaration of the name change PRINTED in a local newspaper 4 times -- once a week, 4 weeks in a row. 

On July 19th, Ron's LAST declaration to become Metta World Peace was published in the L.A. Daily Commerce -- but the name change won't become official until August 26th ... when a judge is scheduled to sign the order.

Which means you have approximately four weeks to sell your Ron Artest jerseys.

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16.

Bodie    

Finally WHIRRLED PEAS we have all waited so long!!

1096 days ago
17.

BW    

You silly little ......
what r u thinking?
world peace, more
like DUMB ASS

1096 days ago
18.

BW    

and if you have ever listened to him
speak in a interview, you can tell
he definately no the sharpest tool
in the shed, if you know what I mean.

1096 days ago
19.

CriticXtreme    

This guy is total disgrace. He pisses me off so much that I only have these 5 words to say....

1096 days ago
20.

bagladey    

And this piece of childish stupidity is meant to prove what exactly?

1096 days ago
21.

jhenfresh    

kmt

1095 days ago
22.

Cujeaux    

Is Metta his first name and World Peace his last? I have no problem calling him Metta, but to add the World Peace all the time makes it not worth the effort.

1095 days ago
23.

obama'saracist    

he should change his name to irrelevant or loser

1095 days ago
24.

jack     

too many sporting injuries seems to have messed up his brain, what a knob!

1095 days ago
25.

koltjackson#68    

what if a few days after his name is changed he has a phsychotic breakdown... now thats ironic

1095 days ago
26.

Mike    

lol..saw it on ebay item number 25086560...1924..cool thing to have for a laker fan..wonder how much it will go? you got to admit that the guy is weird.

1095 days ago
27.

nof    

I don't think Ron's going to be around next year - just a gut feeling he's pushing too hard -

The Lakers are going to swing a big trade pretty soon - and Ron's going to be thrown into it.

1095 days ago
28.

john wayne gacy    


wong artest should be playing
basketball for an asian country;

as those countries never have original
ideas but just duplicate somebody else.

WORLD B. FREE was the first in
the NBA & that was decades ago ...

1095 days ago
29.

Lawrence    

We at the I Declare World Peace project applaud and endorse Mr. Artest's name change to Metta World Peace. Our project is aimed at increasing peace consciousness (fully explained at www.ideclareworlpeace.org) by keeping the idea of peace lively in the public awareness. Metta World Peace is doing just that. Bravo.

1094 days ago
30.

en Todo Momento!!    

uh, dude....can't you just go across the border and get a whole new identity for like $25??? why go through all the trouble.

1094 days ago
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