5. Metta World Peace - The Deranged Professional Basketball Player Formerly Known As Ron Artest will have to convince people he renamed himself ironically after leveling James Harden with an elbow strike to the face like a mentally unstable UFC fighter but with less restraint. Show More Summary
Even if it wasn’t Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, who threw a vicious elbow in yesterday's Lakers-Thunder matchup, a multiple-game suspension would be imminent. The fact that it was Metta World Peace makes the matter that much more serious. Show More Summary
It was vicious and brutal, violent and brazen. It was indefensible, incomprehensible and intentional. And no matter how much Metta World Peace (aka Ron Artest) has mellowed during three seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, the elbowShow More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) Metta World Peace plays basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers. Until recently, he was known by his given name, Ron Artest. His new moniker notwithstanding, Mr. World Peace is not a peaceable man. He has been involved...Show More Summary
The Lakers jersey says World Peace on the back. The player wearing it is still Ron Artest, and he's in trouble again with the NBA.
Post by Jill Baughman So, guys. Have you heard of this dude, Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest? He's an NBA player for the Los Angeles Lakers and pulled an incredibly douche-tastic move in his latest game: he blatantlyShow More Summary
The Elbow Heard Around the Nation: The NBA and the End of ‘Peace’ by David J. Leonard | NewBlackMan When Ron Artest announced his intent to change his name to Metta World Peace, I had discussions with several people about potentially changing the name of my book, After Artest (May 2012, SUNY Press) to reflect his metamorphosis. Show More Summary
When asked prior to the start of the 2011-12 NBA season about how his teammates have dealt with him changing his name to “Metta World Peace,” Ron Artest responded by talking about how thankful he is that Jesus Christ did not let him lose his teeth when he was 20 years old. Strangely enough, Artest [...]
When you change your name to something as associative as "Metta World Peace" and then you go and elbow a rival on the basketball floor, well, people might have some suggestions for what you should have changed your name to instead. [ more › ]
Just moments before Ron Artest's Metta World Peace's elbow sent shockwaves through the sporting world, the jumbotron at the Los Angeles Lakers game announced to the crowd that it was Jack Nicholson's 75th birthday. At that point, the...Show More Summary
I was one of those Internet people who participated in the rebranding of Ron Artest when he arrived in L.A. a couple years ago. I wrote a sidebar to this Maxim article that branded Artest as the NBA's most lovable goofball, an article included bullshit quotes like this one from Phil Jackson: More »
Sports oxymoron headline of the year: "World Peace turns violent." Metta World Peace (Ron Artest) connected with an ugly elbow thrown at James Harden of Oklahoma City and got himself ejected from the Lakers double overtime win.
Last year, after changing his name to Metta World Peace, the Artest formerly known as Ron set out to openly prove that he’s a good person with a kind heart. [...]
Previously known as Ron Artest, the NBA player will always be remembered for being at the center of a 2004 brawl in the stands at a game in Michigan. Sunday, he hit an Oklahoma City player with a wild elbow.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace should receive plenty of punishment from his latest poor decision (via ESPN) but it should not be based on injury. The player formally known as Ron Artest ruined what was otherwise a great...Show More Summary
Ron Artest Elbows James Harden Ron Artest is back acting like a nut. After a fast break and dunk by Meta… he does his caveman impersonation and goes mental on the side of James Harden’s head! Turn the page and
To many, it won’t be surprising that the forward formerly known as Ron Artest — now known as Metta World Peace — doesn’t seem to be living up to his name: Sunday night he hit Oklahoma City’s James Harden in the head during play; Harden sustained a concussion. Oh well. What’s in a name anyway?
Eli Kaplan thinks Ron Artest should be banned permanently from the NBA and perhaps switch over to the WWE.
There should be no question as to whether or not the player formerly known as Ron Artest meant to throw the elbow that injured Oklahoma City guard James Harden on Sunday afternoon, but we can at least wonder what the hell Metta World Peace was thinking when he did it. Show More Summary