Metta World Peace poses for a photo during NBA media day for the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team in Los Angeles

Metta World Peace says he plans to change his name again


He’s had enough of World Peace, time to move on. I guess.

Just before the season started in 2011 then Laker Ron Artest has his name legally changed to Metta World Peace.

Now, before he starts his first season with the New York Knicks, he’s going to do another name change. To what? I have no idea. But that is what he told Clevver News (via

“We are going to do a name change, but I can’t tell you what it is.”

He also said this would not be a legal name change — as he did to move from Artest to World Peace — so on the back of his Knicks jersey will be World Peace. But he will want to be called Art Vandelay. Or Hank Chinaski. Or Zorro or whatever it is.

Whatever it is, welcome to having World Peace — or whatever it is — on your team, New York.

Celtics ease to 124-91 win at Olimpia Milano in Global Games

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MILAN (AP) — The Boston Celtics eased to a 124-91 victory over Olimpia Milano at the Mediolanum Forum on Tuesday, comfortably winning the first of a double-header in Europe as part of the NBA Global Games.

Isaiah Thomas led the way for the Celtics with 18 points, including nine in his first seven minutes after coming off the bench midway through the first quarter.

Jared Sullinger added 14 points, as did Avery Bradley, who also had four three-pointers, while David Lee weighed in with 13 as well as seven rebounds and three assists.

Alessandro Gentile – who is reportedly wanted by the Houston Rockets, who hold NBA rights to the 22-year-old – top scored for Milano, with 19 points.

Next up for the Celtics is Real Madrid in Spain on Thursday.