It’s hard to be surprised by anything Ron Artest does but his most recent decision might take the cake. Artest has announced that he’s officially changing his name to Metta World Peace.
Artest seems to be following in the footsteps of Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) and more recently Chad Johnson (Chad Ochocinco) as the next famous athlete to change his name. However this one seems more along the lines of Ochocinco than Abdul-Jabbar.
Artest reportedly wants the back of his jersey to read Peace. This may seem strange to many, myself included, but maybe Lakers fans would like a Los Angeles jersey that simply reads Peace.