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07:05 AM ET 07.26 | With Metta World Peace returning to New York, Knicks fans wonder if he'll return to Ron Artest, too -- or make another name change. It looks like those fans may get their wish. World Peace said in an interview with ClevverNews that he plans to change his name this season, though not legally. "We are going to do do a name change, but I can't tell you what it is," World Peace told an interviewer with ClevverNews. World Peace added that he did not want to go through the process of changing his name legally again until he retires. "That's too much work," he said. So that means he will have "World Peace" on the back of his Knicks jersey this season, but may answer to another name. The New Yorker formerly known as Ron Artest legally changed his name to Metta World Peace in September 2011.

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July 26, 2013  07:56 AM ET

he should have FINISHED on the back of his jersey....The guy has little left in the tank.

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July 26, 2013  08:37 AM ET
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Without having much wiggle room, the Knicks did improve the roster compared to last year.

Are you back w/ the team? They did get better. JR got replaced by Artest for the first 4 months...

July 26, 2013  08:38 AM ET

At this point, who really caresabout this has-been?

July 26, 2013  08:38 AM ET

cares _ about

July 26, 2013  08:41 AM ET
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he should have FINISHED on the back of his jersey....The guy has little left in the tank.

But his eyes are bright light resilient...

July 26, 2013  08:47 AM ET

Metta World Lion, maybe?

July 26, 2013  08:58 AM ET

What's The Name Of The Game, Bro?

July 26, 2013  09:16 AM ET

Metta Backup ?

July 26, 2013  09:23 AM ET

He's transformed himself from a trouble maker to a drama boy is quite an accomplishment. Him and JR will sure make Knicks season very interesting. I'm already excited...

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July 26, 2013  10:39 AM ET

I wonder if he'd consider "DONE" as an option?

July 26, 2013  10:52 AM ET
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If not for basketball, MWP would have a longer number on his back.

Not bad for your first joke, LTCF, not bad.

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July 26, 2013  11:06 AM ET

He should change his name to North West... We'll see what Kanye would say about it.

 
July 26, 2013  11:39 AM ET
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I disagree. His physical style of play would still be effective but in the Eastern Conference.

In the Eastern Conference, his style will only lead to foul trouble.

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