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Thu Jun 23 06:35pm EDT

It’s not the coolest name change in sports history, World B. Free has him beat
there, and it’s not exactly a novel idea when Chad Ochocinco beats you to the
punch a few years before, but Ron Artest’s(notes) pending name
to — get ready — “Metta World Peace” is a real thing. An all-too
real thing.

Apparently, Lakers radio reporter John Ireland broke the news on his
show earlier Thursday, and TMZ
picked it up from there
. AP
the madness is true. Metta World Peace, with “Metta” apparently a word derived from the Buddhist
and the Sanskrit language meaning “friendliness,” “benevolence” and
all manner of other heartwarming descriptions.

It’s the latest move from the kindler, gentler
Ron — er, Metta World Peace. In the 6 1/2 years since he charged into the
stands in Detroit to confront someone who had thrown a drink at him, Peace has
rebuilt his image through his play with three other teams, won a championship in
Los Angeles, auctioned
off his championship ring to raise money for mental health research and
, all while staying incident free. He tended to clang quite a few
jumpers as the Lakers disappointed and fell in the second round of the playoffs
last month, but how can you get angry at a guy with “Peace” on the back of his

The change is up to you, Los
Angeles Superior Court
. Give Peace a chance.

(Sorry, you know I had to.)



Ron Artest was born on November 13th, 1979 according to

November 13th, 1979

11 + 13 +1+9+7+9 = 50 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Metta World Peace.




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