Posted June 24, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Artest changing his name?!


Lakers Ron Artest is quite unique and now he has filed to change his name to “Metta World Peace”?! Artest’s lawyer filed a petition in LA superior court, Thursday, to change his name. He is 31 and born Ronald William Artest Jr. He would be the first NBA player to file for an unusual name. He has made strange moves before donating his 2009-10 championship ring to a mental health organization. On the other hand, he received a award in April for his outstanding service and dedication to the community.

“Metta” is a Buddhist term. One definition for the word is “a strong wish for the welfare and happiness of others.” foxsports

“My understanding is ‘Metta’ will be his first name and ‘World Peace’ will be his last,” Lakers spokesman John Black said. – foxsports