Sports
by Brandon Wenerd on June 23, 2011

Via the LA Times:

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 doc*ments, Artest cites personal reasons for wanting to make the change.

An Aug. 26 court date was set to consider the petition.

Via ESPN's Andy Kamenetzky, the word “Metta” is defined as the Buddhist virtue of kindness. So… What's the back of Ron-Ron's jersey going to read? “Peace”? “World Peace”? “Metta”?