Say goodbye to Ron Artest and hello to ... Metta World Peace.
The Los Angeles Lakers forward filed paperwork last week to change his name. Why? That's not exactly clear, but perhaps the once bombastic basketball brawler wants a new moniker to fit with the more relaxed attitude he's taken on in recent years.
Beyond the obvious implications of making "World Peace" part of your name, "Metta" means loving kindness and compassion in Buddhist culture.
Of course, plenty of celebrities have changed...Full Story