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Metta World Peace

Ron Artest changes name

16 Sep, 2011

NBA player Ron Artest changes his name to Metta World Peace. He is changing his bad boy image and has been thinking about changing his name for some time.

His publicist on the new name:

Metta is his official first name, which in the Buddhist tradition means loving-kindness and friendliness toward others and his last name is World Peace.

Ron Artest on why he changed his name to (Metta World Peace)