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Ron Artest

Name Change FINALLY Official

Say Hello to World Peace, Baby

9/16/2011 9:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Goodbye forever, Ron Artest -- TMZ has learned, the Lakers star is now legally "Metta World Peace."

It became official less than five minutes ago -- when an L.A. judge finally granted Metta's name change petition ... more than three months after Mr. World Peace decided to undergo an identity switch.

Good thing there's an NBA lockout -- because now there's plenty of time for the Lakers to crank out some new jerseys. So Metta.

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1.

Cooley    

Dumbass.

1101 days ago
2.

Jack    

'World's Biggest Idiot' has a better ring.

1101 days ago
3.

Justice_4_Kelly    

Schizophrenia is no laughing matter.

1101 days ago
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Ghost Rider    

Gotta pick up one of those shirts now.

1101 days ago
5.

BL    

So stupid.

1101 days ago
6.

andy    

I guess, this "might" be a better situation than that guy who changed his name to "Captain Awesome" a handful of months back. But, when I suggest "better", . . . I mean just ever so slightly, and not so politely, better.
I'll bet the people over at DWTS are thrilled to have to update all of their promotional elements.
GOOD GRIEF, RON, . . .WTF??????

1101 days ago
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Jodi    

OMG...Ron changing his name to Metta World Peace is asinine but the judge who granted the name change should be removed from the bench. SMH.

1101 days ago
8.

Ozzie X    

How about actually doing something to create world peace? Pompous fool.

1101 days ago
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LMFAO2x    

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

This guy doesn't even have to try too hard... It's just funny by itself!!

Man I WANNA TRY the stuff this guy was on when he came up with this COPACETIC idea!!.... my god!! lolll ..

1101 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

Frank Zappa would be proud. Personally...I suggest he put the bong down and back the f*ck away.

1101 days ago
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Kimberly     

About the Spongebob who got beat up in Hollywood...my teenage daughter said he was a pervert because he said something sexual to her. Her cousin told him that if he said anything else, he would hit him. I guess Spongebob got what he deserved.

1101 days ago
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Jackie    

World pain in da azz...pfft!...really?!...where is the peace in this World?

1101 days ago
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jodi    

What a dumbass!!!!!!!!

1101 days ago
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Bud    

What a self-loathing, self-absorbed nit-wit. I'd say change his name from Artest to "Farttest. That way he can sample all of the smoke that the rest of the world is blowing up his A-S-S. World Peace...World Piece(of caca) POS Farttest!!

1101 days ago
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Mikey    

World Peace unless your in the stands watching a game, then he might come up there and try to beat your ass.

1101 days ago
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