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TheDailyBeast: Crazy Celebrity Name Changes

Ron Artest: Metta World Peace

The eccentric Los Angeles Lakers forward has filed papers to the Los Angeles County Supreme Court to officially change his name to “Metta World Peace." “Metta” is a Buddhist term for the virtue of kindness, and Artest, who received the 2011 NBA citizenship award, may be trying to channel, in his own way, a more wholesome image. Still, this is also the basketball star who once admitted to downing halftime whiskey shots and thanked his psychiatrist after an NBA finals win.



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