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Magic Johnson on with Leno, no fan of Artest’s new name

Oct 5, 2011, 8:43 AM EDT

Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball player Artest arrives at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles Reuters

Magic Johnson was on the Jay Leno show Monday dodging questions about the lockout because as a Lakers executive he would be paying a heavy fine. Hard to blame him there.

But Magic was talking Metta World Peace — the Laker formerly known as Ron Artest — and it turns out Magic thinks he’s a better dancer and is no fan of the new name.

“Ron, come back down to earth.”

What fun would that be?

  1. goforthanddie - Oct 5, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    This coming from someone who answers to “Magic”. I like Ron’s name better.

  2. anhdazman - Oct 6, 2011 at 3:21 AM

    Magic, he’s still amazing even after all these years. I have yet to see another player who resembles Magic. Once in a life time player.

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