– The Hoop Doctors
In the NFL, Chad Johnson legally changed his last name to Ochocinco a few years ago. While that has made Chad much more popular and has earned him many endorsements, I’m not sure it will have the same effect for Ron Artest. Ron-Ron has taken steps towards legally change his name Metta World Peace. Seriously
Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest wants to change his name to Metta World Peace.
Artest’s attorney filed a petition in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday seeking the change. The 31-year-old NBA star was born Ronald William Artest Jr.
In the court documents, Artest cites personal reasons for wanting to make the change.
An Aug. 26 court date was set to consider the petition.
Read more about Ron’s name change at ESPN.com.