What does Metta World Peace mean?

LA Lakers forward Ron Artest want to change his name to Metta World Peace. What does his new name mean?

 

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OK.. Good reason.

Sweet G

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Lakers' Artest seeking to change name to Metta World Peace, cites 'personal reasons' - macombdaily.com

 

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In this Oct. 13, 2010, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Ron Artest reacts after drawing a foul while scoring against the Sacramento Kings during an NBA preseason basketball game in Las Vegas. Artest wants to change his name to Metta World Peace. Artest's attorney filed a petition in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, June 23, 2011, 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. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? 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.

The petition filing was first reported by celebrity website TMZ.

Artest's career has been filled with ups and downs. He helped the Lakers win the NBA championship a year ago and in April he received an award for outstanding service and dedication to the community.

He has testified before Congress to support mental health legislation.

Artest may be best known for triggering the most notorious brawl in NBA history when he jumped into the stands and attacked a fan while playing for the Indiana Pacers in November 2004. He was suspended for the rest of that season.

Artest wouldn't be the first NBA player to make a change to an unusual name.

Lloyd Bernard Free, who played in the league from 1975-88, had his first name legally changed to World in 1981. A friend had given him the nickname because of his 44-inch vertical leaps and 360-degree dunks. Continued...

Delilah cut Sampson's hair and forced him into servitude and demise, powerful is woman, strong and vigilant, she brought her men off battlefields to carry them on her back to safety or to burial

It means that celebrities have a deluded sense of their significance and influence.

I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

With this change of name I wonder if Artest, I mean World Peace, will soon be seeing a change of scenery.

I don't wish to be argumentative ,but I disagree with the Islamic belief that I should be killed! " If radical atheists decided they needed to kill believers to ensure their place in nothingness, I'd be criticizing that too."

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