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  1. Metta World Peace is at peace with coming off Lakers bench

    Dec 16, 2011, 2:11 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant, Metta World Peace, Ron Artest

    The idea of starting Matt Barnes and bringing the disruptive play of Metta World Peace off the bench makes some sense, you can see why Lakers coach Mike Brown wants to try it. The question was always, how would World Peace react? (Yes, I get how weirdly that sentence reads, but I refuse to just…

  2. No, seriously, Metta World Peace is Metta World Peace this season

    Dec 11, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

    MWPjersey

    I think a lot of us thought when Ron Artest announced he was changing his name to Metta World Peace that he was kidding. I mean, no one would actually do that, right? Another crazy Ron Artest thing, like playing in Britain, or being a rapper. Nope. From the Lakers’ official Twitter feed at practice…

  3. Don’t expect many amnesty clause players this season

    Nov 28, 2011, 12:45 PM EDT

    Arenas magic

    Finally, thanks to an amnesty clause in the new labor deal, every NBA team can wipe one bad contract off their books and never have to deal with it again. A “get out of jail free” card for NBA GMs. We like to call it the Gilbert Arenas rule. That should lead to a flood…

  4. “Pawn Stars” show hopes to hire out of work NBA player

    Nov 23, 2011, 1:20 PM EDT

    History's "Pawn Stars" Appear At Gold And Silver Road Show At The Suncoast

    I think we may have finally found the perfect job for Delonte West. “Pawn Stars” — the History Channel’s hit show that is tenuously tied to history — is looking to bring in an out of work NBA player. That’s the report from TMZ, (via Inside Hoops). TMZ has learned …”Pawn Stars” honcho Rick Harrison…

  5. Artest challenges Jordan to one-on-one game to end lockout

    Nov 22, 2011, 7:13 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers' Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, holds a news conference in Los Angeles, California

    At this point, just about any way you can think of to end the lockout is good with me. So if it’s a game of one-on-one to 21 between and owner and a player, I’m good with that. Which is exactly what Metta World Peace — the baller formerly known as Ron Artest — proposed…

  6. Video: What would other NBA players change their name to?

    Nov 17, 2011, 4:01 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers' Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, smiles during a news conference in Los Angeles

    It was one of the more interesting stories of the NBA lockout — Ron Artest changed his name to Metta World Peace (or Queensbridge). For the record, that change did not improve his dancing. It got the guys at The Basketball Jones wondering: What would other players change their name to? So they asked. Nate…

  7. If he wasn’t Metta World Peace, he’d be Queensbridge

    Nov 11, 2011, 1:59 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers' Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, smiles during a news conference in Los Angeles

    What would we do without Ron Artest, er, Metta World Peace to lighten the mood. Amidst the ultimatums and likely refusal by players to accept that deal, World Peace went on the Dan Patrick Show Friday and when the host asked him if he had a backup name in mind if his name change had…

  8. Metta World Peace makes his sitcom debut Tuesday

    Oct 18, 2011, 6:29 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers' Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, smiles during a news conference in Los Angeles

    Well, at least he’s not dancing. But Metta World Peace — the baller formerly known as Ron Artest — will be back on your televisions tonight. He tweeted he will be on a BET sitcom. (Via Mark Medina at the Los Angeles Times.) “Reed Between the Lines” is a family sitcom, but don’t think Cosby.…

  9. 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

    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…

  10. Today would have been “NBA media day” instead….

    Oct 3, 2011, 11:22 AM EDT

    lakers-practice-court

    Today, the eyes of the NBA will be on a swanky Manhattan hotel where the NBA and players union will meet again. NBA talk will be about salary caps and basketball related income, with breaks to discuss star-studded games in Miami and Los Angeles next weekend. What today should be about was NBA training camps…

  11. Peace out — Artest eliminated from Dancing With The Stars

    Sep 20, 2011, 11:41 PM EDT

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

    For once, the votes of Lakers fans could not vault one of their own up the board. Well, that or they actually saw him dance. Metta World Peace — the dancer and Laker formerly known as Ron Artest — was the first contestant eliminated from Dancing with the Stars during Tuesday night’s elimination show. Which was…

  12. Video: Metta World Peace’s first Cha Cha on Dancing With The Stars

    Sep 20, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    ronartestballet

    If David Stern and Billy Hunter are able to figure out their differences this week, end the lockout so that training camps and the season start on time in a couple weeks, Metta World Peace (the baller formerly known as Ron Artest) may be available. Below you can catch Artest’s first attempt at the Cha…

  13. It’s official: goodbye Ron Artest, hello Metta World Peace

    Sep 16, 2011, 2:34 PM EDT

    Ron Artest

    Ron Artest will not be on Dancing With The Stars this week. Metta World Peace will be. And he’ll be playing for the Lakers whenever there is a season again. The name change from Ron Artest to Metta World Peace was signed off on in Los Angeles Friday morning after a public hearing. It’s official.…

  14. Is Friday the day we finally have World Peace? It should be.

    Sep 16, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    Image (1) rartest_postgame-thumb-250x140-17190.jpg for post 6331

    Today, finally, we should have World Peace. Not just world peace, but Metta World Peace. The man currently known as Ron Artest is due to show up in a Los Angeles courtroom at 8:30 pacific time to legally get his name changed to Metta World Peace, according to the Los Angeles Times. Just in time…

  15. Artest’s daughter wants to be “World Peace,” too

    Sep 13, 2011, 5:06 PM EDT

    Ron Artest

    Finally, World Peace is spreading. Maybe not as we had all hoped, but it is spreading. At least in the Artest household. In the coming weeks Ron Artest is expected to become Metta World Peace (there was some traffic ticket issues to deal with), and now his daughter wants to get in on the act,…

  16. Video: Watch Ron Artest eat an entire orange (skin and all)

    Sep 12, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

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

    Welcome to the latest installment of “lockout video,” where we run a video and if you were to ask us why we’d just say “lockout.” Today we see Ron Artest — he’s still Ron Artest until the end of this week, when he should become Metta World Peace — leaving a Dancing With The Stars…

  17. Video: Check out the summer run at UCLA

    Sep 8, 2011, 1:45 PM EDT

    ucla-center-court

    There are spots throughout the country where high-level off-season pickup games take place. Ones without the public presence of things like the Drew League or the Goodman League — just places where NBA guys show up because they know they can get a good run. UCLA is one of those. Has been for years. And…

  18. What the Lakers should do when the lockout ends

    Sep 6, 2011, 12:23 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks

    Welcome to the first installment of a fun lockout series here at PBT… okay, there nothing is fun about the lockout. It blows. But whenever it ends teams are going to have to scramble to fill holes and make moves. What follows is a discussion of what the Los Angeles Lakers need to do to…

  19. Picture you should see: Ron Artest preparing for “Dancing”

    Sep 5, 2011, 10:35 AM EDT

    ronartestballet

    We bring this picture to you of Ron Artest — soon to be Metta World Peace, but we’re not there yet — preparing for his stint on Dancing With The Stars. It’s via The Lakers Nation twitter account. We bring it to you without comment because: 1) I of the white man’s overbite dancing style…

  20. The ‘Summer of Ron’ continues: Artest guarantees a championship for L.A.

    Sep 1, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

    Ron Artest Parade

    With the lockout having deprived the NBA world of summer league and a proper free agency period, fringe stories have all but taken over the scene. The overseas inklings of any relevant NBA player have become news, and while that’s certainly pertinent information if the lockout ends up costing the league games, it’s not exactly…

  21. Chad Ochocinco inspired Ron Artest’s name change

    Sep 1, 2011, 10:27 AM EDT

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

    Does this surprise to you at all? Ron Artest was talking about his name change to Metta World Peace with with Stephen A. Smith on ESPN radio (as reported by Ramona Shelburne of ESPNLosAngeles) and he asked what we’ve all been wondering: What exactly motivated this move? Turns out, we can blame Chad Ochocinco. Just…

  22. Artest to donate “Dancing” winnings to cancer charity

    Aug 30, 2011, 9:46 AM EDT

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

    After saying publicly he didn’t plan on doing Dancing with the Stars (as well as telling a lot of people around him the same thing) everything changed pretty quickly for Ron Artest. There he was Monday night, running out on stage — he was the only one to take off his shirt while doing it…

  23. Ron Artest is doing Dancing With The Stars after all

    Aug 30, 2011, 12:26 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

    August 30: 12:28 am: Apparently Ron Artest is doing Dancing with the Stars. He had gone on twitter and on Los Angeles radio to say he was not going to do the show (just keep reading below and you will see our “he’s not going to do it” post based on what he said). But…

  24. Report: Ron Artest to do Dancing with the Stars

    Aug 28, 2011, 2:02 PM EDT

    Ron Artest Parade

    Ron Artest is following in Mark Cuban’s footsteps. Literally. It had been rumored that Ron Artest was in talks to take part in Dancing with the Stars this fall (although he seemed down on it), and now Charged.fm and Terez Owens is reporting that the Lakers forward — to officially become Metta World Peace by the…

  25. More delays for Ron Artest: Insurance issues bar deal with the Cheshire Jets

    Aug 26, 2011, 7:15 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

    It’s just not Ron Artest‘s week. First, he was linked to Dancing With the Stars — a pretty insidious affiliation, if you ask me. Then, his admirable gesture of changing his name to Metta World Peace was temporarily denied on the basis of outstanding traffic violations. A bummer, but one that will hopefully be resolved…

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