Don’t Go Around Calling Ron Artest “Metta World Peace” Just Yet
Yesterday was supposed to be the big day - the day Ron Artest's name officially changed to Metta World Peace. Artest/World Peace even changed his Twitter name, and everything. But before you go burning all your Artest jerseys as a symbolic parting of ways with a bygone era, know this: the name change still isn't entirely official. Why not?
Well Ron Artest hasn't become Metta World Peace yet because the court said he has to "clear outstanding traffic warrants" first.
"The most perfectly Ron Artest story we've ever heard?" Well, there was the one about how his nipples froze when he hugged Celine Dion, so there's some tough competition, but this one's up there. Come to think of it, just changing his name to Metta World Peace might be the most Ron Artest story of all time as well. There's a lot to choose from, is the point here. Having to pay off traffic tickets in order for an outlandish name change to go through, though: that's a quality option. If it comes out that any of the violations involved a penny farthing bicycle, then we're really getting somewhere.
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