Knicks’ Metta World Peace to change his name?

Apr 14, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace (15) is defended by San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) at the Staples Center. The Lakers defeated the Spurs 91-88. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks made a big splash this offseason by bringing in free agent star Metta World Peace, who had many fooled into thinking he was going to go play in China.

Now World Peace is on a contender in New York just like he wanted and is planning a major move—another name change. The report comes from Ian Begley of ESPN:

 ”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.

So there’s that. World Peace simply cannot stand it when his name is not in the headlines. We have a feeling that is what this is about, which is fine.

World Peace can do whatever he wants with his name, but if he’s not helping lift New York to a championship he’s going to have to deal with the vicious media attention that comes with it in that city.

 

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Topics: Metta World Peace, NBA, New York Knicks

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