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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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alvin    

That boy is just plain crazy

941 days ago
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Mr. Trawest    

GOOD PLAYER WITH MENTAL ISSUES NOTHING TO SEE HERE THE JUDGE NEEDS HIS HEAD EXAMINED

940 days ago
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Daryel    

Yall sound like a bunch or haters and Racist. So the F**k what he changed his name to World Peace. after all we need peace in the world, it's better than fighting these pointless WARS.

851 days ago
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