However, we might have to call him by a new name as he has filed to have it change to get this….Metta World Peace.
We get more from TMZ:
Yes, Ron is going the way of Cassius Clay, Lew Alcindor and Chad Johnson. Ron’s filed a petition in L.A. County Superior Court to change his name to — World Peace.
FYI, metta means loving, kindness, happiness and all that jazz.
We’re told Ron wants to put the new last name — Peace — on the back of his L.A. Lakers’ jersey.
These name changes are typically granted by a judge unless it would result in confusion or fraud.
I guess Metta World Peace has a nice ring to it but all I have to say to Ron is give Artest a chance.