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Ron Artest plays name game

Laker changes name to Metta World Peace

Originally Published: June 25, 2011
By Viv Bernstein

With the U.S. military still knee-deep in Afghanistan, ongoing hostilities in Libya and drone strikes in Pakistan, it's clear there will be no world peace at any time in the near future. But thankfully for us all, there will be World Peace in our time.

That's Metta World Peace, to be precise. Ron Artest, the NBA player who once was suspended for 73 games (plus playoffs) for attacking a fan in the stands in Detroit in 2004, an incident that set off a massive brawl, has petitioned the ...

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