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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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16.

Mikey    

To complete the costume he need to tattoo the word Moron on his forehead.

1098 days ago
17.

onecent    

What a GOOFY McDOOFUS. It is sad and pathetic when people don't put extra time on their hands to good use. @KnuckleDragger is right on the money!

1098 days ago
18.

Jeff Becker    

What is it with black athletes? They do the stupidest sh*t!

1098 days ago
19.

BW    

Everybody look at me, my name is STUPID DUMBASS.
You black people always seem to amaze me for some
reason.

1098 days ago
20.

karlew    

What a f*cking goof.

1098 days ago
21.

MAllory    

You i get some celebraties want there kids it have unique and specail names, but some times it goes too far and their too werid

1098 days ago
22.

Terry    

Artest is a certified Tool. I'm beginning to think the judge that granted this petition is almost as big a Tool.

1098 days ago
23.

brian0523    

What an effing idiot!

1098 days ago
24.

Turtle    

Lame

1098 days ago
25.

zebrax    

Glad I picked up MettaWorldPeaceJerseys.com when I did! Cha-ching!

1098 days ago
26.

Homercidal maniac    

What a tool.

1098 days ago
27.

Canadasux    

No "Metta" what, I ain't buyin' his jersey.

1098 days ago
28.

what    

STUPIDITY, STUPIDITY, STUPIDITY!!!!!!!!

1098 days ago
29.

HMMMM    

I prefer World's Biggest Horse's Ass, better ring to it

1098 days ago
30.

Angie    

What a DUMBASS!!!! I guess this is the only way he can get attention!! Wouldn't it have better,if it was his game that people would talk about not his new,dumb name??? This man is stupid,I swear!!!

1098 days ago
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