In just another day in the wacky world of Ron Ron, Artest would now prefer to be called Metta World Peace. The LA Laker forward’s lawyer filed petition on his client’s behalf in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, looking to make the new nomenclature legal and cited personal reasons as cause for change. Artest’s petition will be heard by the court in late August.
When quizzed on which name will appear on the back of Artest’s jersey, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak remarked “I’m an advocate of World Peace.” Rimshot!
Ron’s psychiatrist could not be reached for comment.