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Ron Artest's change of name delayed

Updated: August 27, 2011, 10:00 AM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Ron Artest's bid to become Metta World Peace has been delayed.

A Los Angeles court commissioner delayed ruling on a name-change petition by the Lakers forward until Sept. 16.

Superior Court spokeswoman Elizabeth Martinez says the court cited Artest's outstanding traffic warrants as the reason for the delay. Additional information was not immediately available.

Artest did not go to court Friday and his attorney, Jill Rubin, declined to comment after hearing ...

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