Home Videos Photos

All tag results for loving-kindness

Ron Artest Changes His Name To….

Metta World Peace

Los Angeles Laker Ronald William Artest, Jr. will soon be no more and you will NEVER guess what he wants to be called now.

The 31-year-old NBA player wants to change his name to…wait for it…wait for it….are you ready?

Metta World Peace!

LOL! Yes, that's no typo. Metta is a Buddhist term meaning loving-kindness and goodwill, so we're assuming his days of brawling on the court are far behind him and never coming back!

It's not official yet, but we hear a judge will consider his request on August 26. Ron Metta filed a petition in the L.A. County Superior Court AND wants his new last name "World Peace" on the back of his #37 jersey!

He hasn't filled out the NBA paperwork required to change the name on his jersey yet, but the Lakers are aware of the change, as a spokesman has said:

“My understanding is ‘Metta’ will be his first name and ‘World Peace’ will be his last."

Sure, it's a little random, but who doesn't want World Peace?

[Image via WENN.]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / Comments Off / Email this  »