Ron Artest Can’t Become Metta World Peace Until He Pays Traffic Tickets
Ron Artest once again proves that he is one with the people.
Because a lot of us have some unpaid traffic tickets and so does Ron. Because of those tickets he can’t start calling himself Metta World Peace just yet.
Despite a hearing in L.A. court that was supposed to make the his name change official, it seems the name “Ron Artest” will live on, at least for a few more weeks. Because the judge said he’s got too many outstanding traffic warrants, which is just about the most perfectly Ron Artest story we’ve ever heard—at least until he officially changes his name in hopes of sparking world peace.
Artest is lucky, if he was in another state, they would have thrown him in jail for traffic warrants (I can tell you from experience, worst 8 hours of my life, you know they don’t have cable or internet in those county jail cells? I was outraged).
So for now we have no Peace, just Ron.