CNN — This may be the last time Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest will answer to that name.
The NBA star, who is known for his defense and unpredictable behavior, will now be known by a different name.
On Friday, the basketball player formerly known as Ron Artest will officially become Metta World Peace, his publicist says.
“Metta is his official first name; which in the Buddhist tradition means loving-kindness and friendliness toward others and his last name is World Peace,” his publicist said.
The basketball star is scheduled to be at the Los Angeles County Superior Court at 8:30 a.m. (11:30 a.m. ET) where he will officially become Mr. World Peace.
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