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Sadds The Gr8
09-16-2011, 04:59 PM
http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Ron-Artest-is-now-8216-Metta-World-Peace-8217;_ylt=AgE0RO8kwLA99DPChqGqvGXqbwM6?urn=nba-wp8504


It's official. What started as what seemed like a joke back in June, before turning into an excuse for a litany of terrible puns (your humbled narrator working as a notable beneficiary of such), then turning into an excuse for Orange County to collect on a series of parking tickets while he influenced his family has ended up where the former Ron Artest(notes) has long hoped it would.

Starting Friday, Ron Artest will officially be known as "Metta World Peace." Meet Metta World Peace, everybody.

As a result, Lakers jerseys with "World Peace" printed on the back will likely fly off the shelves, which in turn could shift the balance of the NBA's Basketball Related Income, which could influence both the owners and their locked-out players to come to a suitable compromise as they negotiate ways to split their substantial revenue-filled pie. This in turn could lead to the 2011-12 NBA season to start on time, handing back the livelihood to thousands of workers across two countries that bank on at least 82 games in an NBA season to put food on their respective tables.

And, as the World Peace butterfly keeps flapping its wings, this could lead to a potential future tyrannical despot, a malicious potential bellicose leader of armies, to watch a Celtics/Lakers game on basic cable on a Thursday night instead of ignoring his homework to research the lives of various dictators and mass murderers on Wikipedia. Distracted, he or she will then turn to an orthodox life of quiet desperation and basketball fandom, rather than fulfilling what was otherwise an unavoidable fate that would lead to the start of World War III.

As you can see, the influence of Metta World Peace will never be overstated. We are a better planet for his presence.

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sjoerdje
09-16-2011, 05:08 PM
:smoking:

DoMeFavors
09-16-2011, 05:10 PM
NBA 2k12 going to be funny playing with World Peace haha

Sadds The Gr8
09-16-2011, 05:12 PM
NBA 2k12 going to be funny playing with World Peace haha

lol i dunno if they'll get the name in though since the rosters and stuff are already made

b_russ
09-16-2011, 05:31 PM
Hopefully with the updates they will

sep11ie
09-16-2011, 05:31 PM
NBA 2k12 going to be funny playing with World Peace haha


You never created a player with a funny name? Like Tiny Whitecox?

smith&wesson
09-16-2011, 05:40 PM
Id get a world peace jersey

Gators123
09-16-2011, 06:03 PM
Matt Barnes should change his name to Ron Artest.

PhillyFaninLA
09-16-2011, 06:17 PM
The people that approve these things should have said no, I can't stand Artest he's a bad guy and I will root for any team he is on to get blown out in unbelievable dramatic fashion.

If your an attention whore be an attention whore, if your classless be classless but don't do things like this.

Geargo Wallace
09-16-2011, 06:32 PM
stupid

Chacarron
09-16-2011, 06:50 PM
The people that approve these things should have said no, I can't stand Artest he's a bad guy and I will root for any team he is on to get blown out in unbelievable dramatic fashion.

If your an attention whore be an attention whore, if your classless be classless but don't do things like this.

He can do whatever the **** he wants. The man has changed since his crazier days and actually does a lot for the community and charity.

PhillyFaninLA
09-16-2011, 07:10 PM
He can do whatever the **** he wants. The man has changed since his crazier days and actually does a lot for the community and charity.

You wouldn't be defending him if he played for the Celtics.

If he was on the Sixers I'd be just as against this and just as against how stupid and classless this is.


edit:

This isn't an issue of him doing this, its an issue this being done. You don't change your name to World Peace if you have an respect for anything in this world. Only a classless attention whore that cares more about people watching them and there antics than a person with an ounce of respect of any kind including self respect would do. This is just a completely horrible disrespectful pathetic thing to do and should not have been approved by however approves these things.

gwrighter
09-16-2011, 07:16 PM
Even tho i dislike the Lakers, I kinda wanna buy his jersey now. For all those bashing the guy, its a noble thing to do. Shed light upon the current wars being waged around the globe in hopes of ceasing violence.

ne3xchamps
09-16-2011, 07:28 PM
what a weirdo head case. he needs to be in a monkey barn with an I love me jacket on.

GhostfaceDrilla
09-16-2011, 08:07 PM
Nice. Too bad he isn't even a relevant NBA player anymore.

naps
09-16-2011, 08:21 PM
It's ironic. Artest, if anything, is the one who disturbs the peace. How did he choose this name when he himself is nowhere close to a peaceful environment?

3mikee_
09-16-2011, 08:23 PM
LMFAO.... I actually can't wait for the next NBA season now.

LTBaByyy
09-16-2011, 08:53 PM
Should have done this 3 years ago when he was atleast a relevant player