Metta World Peace Reveals Inspiration Behind Changing His Name In 2011

Ever wondered what inspired Metta World Peace decided to change his name?

Well, the 39-year-old is finally opening up about that 2011 decision, saying it’s all thanks to another elite athlete.

“The moment I knew I was going to change my name from Ron Artest to Metta World Peace, it was when Chad Ochocinco changed his name,” he told Bleacher Report. “I felt really inspired by it. I thought it was dope.”

Metta apparently considered a number of other names as well,...

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