At this point nothing should surprise you when it comes to the bizarre world of Ron Artest. From raffling off his championship ring to being caught driving an Indy car with expired tags, the antics of Ron Ron are anything but boring.
Now comes yet another chapter in the book of Ron, perhaps the most inexplicable to date.
According to reports, Artest has filed paperwork with L.A. County to change his name to Metta World Peace.
No word yet on whether or not the back of his jersey will read “Peace” or “World Peace”. The world breathlessly awaits the answer on that one. Also, what exactly will the producers of VH1’s Basketball Wives refer to his significant other as now that she has become…Mrs. World Peace? Come to think of it, you know there’s gotta be a meet and greet with Evelyn Lozada’s fiancée, Chad Ochocino. You can thank me for suggesting that segment, Sean Rankine.
Hey Mike Brown, welcome to Los Angeles! As if learning a new roster isn’t hard enough try re-learning to refer to one of the most infamous players in NBA history by the name of Metta World Peace.
You gotta love Ron…er…Metta! Personally, I don’t care what he refers to himself as so long as we can call him and his Lakers’ teammates champions once again.