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  1. Dwyane Wade on Dancing with the Stars? That’s the rumor.

    Aug 26, 2011, 4:25 PM EST

    Miami Heat basketball player Dwyane Wade attends a fashion show of the Yves Saint Laurent collection as part of spring-summer 2012 men's fashion season presented in Paris on Friday, June 24, 2011

    Confession time: I have never watched Dancing with the Stars. Not to try and laugh at Mark Cuban, not to watch one of my favorite interviews ever — Helio Castroneves — win the whole thing. Not a second. And NBA guys have never been on it because it tapes during the season. Sure, a retired…

  2. Today’s overseas roundup: Wilson Chandler is not inked in Italy. Yet.

    Aug 26, 2011, 3:50 PM EST

    Wilson+Chandler+Atlanta+Hawks+v+Denver+Nuggets+Ym_wkv-B6Cgl

    There are so many NBA players both talking to and signing with overseas teams that we collect them in a daily roundup. We do this in bullet points because we are bloggers and that is what we do. • Despite the reports that came out yesterday, Denver Nugget Wilson Chandler has not inked a deal…

  3. No World Peace today, Artest is Artest for a few more weeks

    Aug 26, 2011, 1:08 PM EST

    Ron Artest Parade

    Much to the disappointment of all of us, there is no World Peace today. Just like every other day. Today was the day that Ron Artest’s name change was to become official, that he was to become Metta World Peace. And he was excited about it. But the wheels of bureaucracy grind slowly. As the…

  4. Sorry Ron-Ron, Friday was almost Metta World Peace day

    Aug 26, 2011, 9:15 AM EST

    New Orleans Hornets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Two

    UPDATE 1:10 pm: Sorry folks, no World Peace today. The name change has been delayed to Sept. 16. 9:15 am: Today, August 26, there is only World Peace. There is no more Ron Artest. At some point today, a judge in Los Angeles will officially sign that paper that will change the name of Lakers…

  5. Artest’s great English adventure may be done in by insurance

    Aug 19, 2011, 5:23 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    Looks like Ron Artest will not be playing basketball in England after all. It’s not that the Cheshire Jets don’t want him, they do. And it’s not that Artest wouldn’t go there to play for peanuts, he would. Although he did postpone his trip to Great Britain to meet with the team last week. It’s…

  6. Artest would make $2,500 a month to play in Great Britian

    Aug 12, 2011, 4:58 PM EST

    Artest_Lakers

    It’s not about the money. If Ron Artest goes and plays for the Cheshire Jets — and he really want to — he would make less than most of you reading this. Basically everyone reading this who isn’t a student. And even some of them (especially the “students” playing football at Ohio State). Artest detailed…

  7. Artest: “I’m definitely going to play for the Jets”

    Aug 12, 2011, 10:26 AM EST

    Ron Artest

    All we are saying, is World Peace is going to give England a chance. Yesterday, his handers were trying to play down the idea of Ron Artest — soon to officially be Metta World Peace — playing for the Cheshire Jets in England next season. He’s just going there next week to get the lay…

  8. Ron Artest on a British soap opera? Sure, why not?

    Aug 11, 2011, 5:19 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Los Angeles Clippers

    The Cheshire Jets are serious about getting Ron Artest — soon to be Metta World Peace — on their team. They’ve got the meetings set and the jerseys made. What they don’t have is money. Nobody in Europe pays NBA-level money but the Jets don’t have the money that a team in Turkey or China…

  9. Ron Artest does not have a deal with English team. Yet.

    Aug 10, 2011, 8:01 AM EST

    Ron Artest

    After Ron Artest tweeted to the world the picture of his name on a Cheshire Jets jersey and a whole lot of “Jets are the Best” a number of outlets reported that Artest had signed to play with the English team. Except, he hasn’t signed. Not yet. He tweeted this on Tuesday night. “First I…

  10. Artest tweets picture of British team jersey

    Aug 9, 2011, 1:47 PM EST

    Ron Artest Jets jersey

    We told you before Ron Artest was seriously thinking about playing in for a professional team in England. Now there is this tweet from him on Tuesday: Go Jets!!!!! Uk , here we come!!! Jets are the best!!! Jets are the best!!! New chant!!!!!!!!! That would be the Chesire Jets, the team he has been…

  11. Ron Artest loves Celine Dion. Seriously. She made him cry.

    Aug 8, 2011, 12:21 PM EST

    Ron Artest Celine Dion

    It’s hard for Ron Artest to surprise me any more. The man will soon officially be Metta World Peace, what more is going to catch me off guard? It’s hard for me to understand why anyone would go see Celine Dion in concert. Even Canadians. She has a big Vegas show, I go to Vegas…

  12. Artest officially becomes Metta World Peace August 26

    Aug 3, 2011, 8:12 AM EST

    Ron Artest Parade

    We just want to keep you up to date on World Peace. It’s not as far away as it seems. Turns out we could have World Peace by Aug. 26. That’s when Ron Artest’s name could officially change to Metta World Peace. Don’t just take our word for it, we have the word of TMZ…

  13. Artest likely not dancing, but will remarry ex-wife

    Aug 1, 2011, 1:48 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Los Angeles Clippers

    Has anyone had more rumors flying around about him during the lockout than Ron Artest? There were the Dancing with the Stars rumors. The “he will play in England” rumors. There were the rumors he was changing his name to Metta World Peace, which were not rumors. There was the stand up comedy rumors, which…

  14. Marion turns down spot on Dancing with the Stars

    Jul 31, 2011, 12:34 PM EST

    Shawn Marion fashion photo

    Clearly Shawn Marion is concerned he could not live up to the dancing standard set by Mavs owner Mark Cuban. Okay, maybe not. But Marion has decided not to go where Cuban had gone before — Marion turned down a stint on Dancing with the Stars, according to TMZ.com. Sources close to Shawn tell TMZ,…

  15. Ron Artest may actually play in England after all

    Jul 28, 2011, 7:57 PM EST

    New Orleans Hornets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Five

    When Ron Artest said he wanted to play in England, we all had a good laugh. His agent didn’t really laugh so much as just shot the idea down. But it might actually happen. The Chester Chronicle in England has team officials confirming that Artest will go to England in a few weeks to see if…

  16. Ron Artest in talks to join Dancing with the Stars

    Jul 27, 2011, 9:14 AM EST

    Ron Artest

    Ron Artest apparently wants to be the latest athlete to join a group of celebrities time has passed by trying desperately to revive their careers. Artest, or Metta World Peace if you prefer, is in talks to join Dancing with the Stars, reports TMZ (and they pay good money to get these stories right, so…

  17. Ron Artest talks lockout, stand-up comedy

    Jul 20, 2011, 6:58 PM EST

    Ron Artest Parade

    Sports Illustrated’s Sam Amick recently did an absolutely classic interview with Ron Artest (whose name has not been changed to Metta World Peace yet), and the Laker forward talked about his television career, why he would want to play in the UK in a lockout, and his budding stand-up comedy career. Here’s a quick excerpt:…

  18. Blake Griffin, Kevin Love are true lockout professionals

    Jul 14, 2011, 10:51 AM EST

    Blake Griffin Kevin Love

    So, you didn’t watch the ESPYs either? I love Seth Meyers, the Saturday Night Live star and host, but I just couldn’t. However, there are always a few good moments, so we went searching for them this morning and came across this, and had to share it. Because this is funny. It’s Kevin Love, Blake…

  19. Agent shoots down idea Ron Artest would play in England

    Jul 12, 2011, 10:57 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

    There will be no World Peace coming to England. The agent for Metta World Peace — aka Ron Artest — has shot down another rumor of the player’s off-season wanderings. After shooting down the Finland rumor last week, this time around David Bauman was shooting down the idea from his client he wanted to play…

  20. Ron Artest bummed about Shaw, may play in England

    Jul 11, 2011, 8:48 AM EST

    Ron Artest

    Ron Artest… er, sorry, Metta World Peace is traveling the nation now with a four-stop comedy tour he organized. Because he can. He meets these people because he’s in Hollywood — whether he has “gone Hollywood” is a debate among Lakers fans and frankly management. Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times talked to him…

  21. Video: Ron Artest explains name change to Metta World Peace

    Jun 29, 2011, 9:44 PM EST

    Ron Artest Parade

    Earlier today, Ron Artest, who is in the process of changing his name to “Metta World Peace” went on ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption to explain why he decided to change his name to Metta World Peace. Here are the quick facts: – Artest got the idea when Chad Johnson changed his name to Chad Ochocinco,…

  22. Agent says Ron Artest is not playing in Finland

    Jun 28, 2011, 8:54 PM EST

    New Orleans Hornets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Five

    It was fun while it lasted. We were skeptical but with Ron Artest — er, Metta World Peace — anything seems possible. But Artest will not be playing in Finland, his agent told the Los Angeles Times. “I’m his agent and nothing has come across my desk,” Bauman said. “Although Ron has asked me to…

  23. Artest to play in Finland? That’s one report… and it is false

    Jun 28, 2011, 10:47 AM EST

    Artest_Lakers

    UPDATE 8:57 pm: As much fun as this sounded like, it turns out not to be true. 10:47 am: We warn you to take this report out of Finland with more salt than you would use to make graavikala — traditional Finnish salt-cured fish. So a lot. But the Finnish paper iltasanomat.fi is reporting Ron…

  24. Ron Artest changing name to “Metta World Peace”

    Jun 23, 2011, 7:23 PM EST

    Ron Artest Parade

    Honestly, I feel a little odd making fun of World Peace, but here we go… Eccentric Lakers forward Ron Artest (we’re going with “eccentric” because he’s rich and famous, when you’re poor and unknown you’re just weird) is changing his name… To Metta World Peace. Seriously. TMZ has seen the official court documents and… well,…

  25. Rumored Lakers trade of Odom for Iguodala dead

    Jun 23, 2011, 2:43 PM EST

    Andre Iguodala, David Lee

    UPDATE June 23, 2:43 pm: While this trade burned up twitter and message boards, it appears to be dead in the water. Both Kate Fagan of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Ken Berger at CBS are saying it’s done. While the two sides talked it may never have been all that serious. The other thing to…

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