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Metta World Peace

Unread postby swerb » Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:35 pm

I still can't believe this psychopath actually did this.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=A ... namechange

Ron Artest’s(notes) bid to become Mr. World Peace was delayed, but not denied.

A court commissioner granted the Lakers forward’s request to officially change his name to Metta World Peace on Friday, three weeks after the bid was blocked because Artest had unpaid traffic tickets.

Artest, 31, did not attend a brief hearing Friday.

Superior court spokeswoman Patricia Kelly said that Artest’s new last name will be World Peace.

His publicist, Courtney Barnes, said the player chose Metta because it is a traditional Buddhist word that means loving and kindness toward all.

“Changing my name was meant to inspire and bring youth together all around the world,” World Peace said in a statement released after the hearing. “After this short delay, my tickets have been paid and I’m glad that it is now official.”
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Re: Metta World Peace

Unread postby Orenthal » Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:21 pm

Another arguement for an extended NBA lockout.
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Re: Metta World Peace

Unread postby swerb » Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:47 pm

Gonna be funny as hell seeing "World Peace" on the back of his uni.

Quote from MWP was classic too - I am doing this to inspire kids and am glad my tickets have been paid and it's official.
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Re: Metta World Peace

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:31 pm

I think it's even more crazy that he wants to play in Britain.

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Unread postby pup » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:42 am

British_Pharaoh wrote:I think it's even more crazy that he wants to play in Britain.

Our league is shit


So he will be average?
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