What does Ron Artest Have to Do With Anything World Peace?

You might think La LakersRon Artest is just probably having one of his highly-publicized fits. But apparently, Artest has filed a petition at the LA County Superior Court to change his name to ‘Metta World Peace’. Now I did a quick search online and found out that ‘metta’ means happiness, love, goodwill and all that mush. And I believe it’s got something to do with that citizenship award he got last April lol.

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There isn't anything "metta" about this photo.


Wow. In almost every top ten worst fights, crazy moments, hard fouls, and tragedies in NBA History, the name ‘Ron Artest‘ constantly appears. And now he wants to change his name to Metta World Peace? He ain’t even close to the word “World Peace” let alone “Peace”. Whatever he’s up to, may he find “inner peace” instead lol.



Funny Names of NBA Players (all-time)

  • Bimbo Coles
  • Bo Outlaw
  • Carlos Boozer
  • Fat Lever
  • God Shamgod
  • Magic Johnson
  • Manute Bol
  • Moochie Norris
  • Mookie Blaylock
  • Mugsy Bogues
  • Pooh Richardson
  • Popeye Jones
  • Royal Ivey
  • Slick Watts
  • Smush Parker
  • Spud Webb
  • Tree Rollins
  • Vinny Del Negro
  • World B. Free – Possibly Artest’s inspiration for name change lol


We ain’t even talking about the nicknames yet lol. Do you know of any other NBA players whom you think have funny names/nicknames? Let us know! No offense meant! It’s all for fun!