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Metta World Peace says he plans to change his name again

Jul 26, 2013, 1:57 AM EDT

Metta World Peace poses for a photo during NBA media day for the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team in Los Angeles Reuters

He’s had enough of World Peace, time to move on. I guess.

Just before the season started in 2011 then Laker Ron Artest has his name legally changed to Metta World Peace.

Now, before he starts his first season with the New York Knicks, he’s going to do another name change. To what? I have no idea. But that is what he told Clevver News (via ESPNNewYork.com).

“We are going to do a name change, but I can’t tell you what it is.”

He also said this would not be a legal name change — as he did to move from Artest to World Peace — so on the back of his Knicks jersey will be World Peace. But he will want to be called Art Vandelay. Or Hank Chinaski. Or Zorro or whatever it is.

Whatever it is, welcome to having World Peace — or whatever it is — on your team, New York.

  1. milesrunner262 - Jul 26, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    Carlos Danger is probably available now and already has a New York following.

  2. money2long - Jul 26, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    what if he just changes it back to ron artest

    • tcclark - Jul 26, 2013 at 5:43 PM

      we can only hope

  3. addictedzone - Jul 26, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    In New York there is only one logical choice right now…Carlos Danger.

  4. decimusprime - Jul 26, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    Dick Shadow

  5. wildcat1100 - Jul 27, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Carlos Danger

  6. blueballzny - Jul 27, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Carlos Danger

  7. jimsjam33 - Jul 29, 2013 at 2:36 AM

    Kareem Abdul Johnson

  8. arrondior - Jul 29, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    His name (Metta World Peace), was a fantastic name for a public figure to attract attention to. Metta means kindness by the way. MWP is a really intelligent guy with a fantastic sense of humor. He thinks his fame is a joke and simply likes to play basketball. I find him to be a breath of fresh air in all the putrid narcissism, egotism, and arrogance that typically atmosphere of celebrity is composed of.

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