Non Artest: Lakers star gives Metta World Peace a chance as new name
Artest finally changed his name to Meta World Peace Friday after Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Matthew C. St. George approved the name switch. Courtney Barnes, Artests publicist, said the Lakers star did not attend the brief hearing but his lawyer, Nahla Rajan, was present to invoke his clients case.
AHN Sports Staff
Los Angeles, CA, United States
September 16, 2011 10:15 pm EDT
Sports, Basketball, National Basketball Association
Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest has officially become Meta World Peace Friday after a Los Angeles Superior Court judge gave the basketball star the clearance to change his name.
Artest finally changed his name to Meta World Peace Friday after Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Matthew C. St. George quickly approved the name switch.
Courtney Barnes, Artest’s publicist, said the Lakers star did not attend the brief hearing but his lawyer, Nahla Rajan, was present to invoke his client’s case.
"[Rajan] walked up, the judge said, 'We understand he wants to change his name and he wants to do so for personal reasons,' and it was granted," Barnes told ESPN Friday. "That was it. It was that quick."
Barnes said Metta – which means friendship,love, and kindness – shall be the first name and World Peace shall be the last name.
The publicist added his client is also planning to switch his jersey number to no.70 next season, but the Lakers star needs the permission of the NBA as players are barred from changing jersey numbers every year unless there’s a special reason.
Artest changed his jersey number to No.37 after inking a deal with the Lakers in 2009-2010 season. He switched to no.15 last season and could perhaps change his jersey number again for the third straight season.
The 31-year-old Artest, who also wants his 8-year-old daughter named Diamond to adapt the World Peace surname, has been promoting mental health the past couple years since he overcame his tantrums and most of his eccentric behavior through the help of a psychiatrist.
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