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'World Peace' Suspended for Brutal Elbow

Lakers forward could miss entire first round of playoffs

(Newser) - Lakers forward Metta World Peace is making a mockery of his own name . He was suspended for seven games by the NBA today for a vicious elbow on Oklahoma City's James Harden, meaning the Los Angeles starter likely will miss six playoff games. World Peace was ejected from Sunday'... More »

9 Weirdest Celeb Name Changes

The former Ron Artest is in good company

(Newser) - In honor of Ron Artest’s name change to Metta World Peace , Time rounds up nine more celebrities who’ve undergone rather, er, interesting name changes:
  • Lisa Bonet: The Cosby Show star became known as Lilakoi Moon in the 1990s because, she said, she wanted privacy. But she continued to
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Introducing 'Metta World Peace'

The Laker formerly known as Ron Artest gets his name changed

(Newser) - If the world felt a little calmer and gentler this morning, it must be because World Peace has officially arrived. A judge yesterday approved the bid of Los Angeles Lakers player Ron Artest to change his name to Metta World Peace, notes AP . It's been in the works awhile,... More »

Full DWTS Lineup Revealed

Nancy Grace, David Arquette among contestants

(Newser) - Someone other than the devil may be dancing tonight, and Nancy Grace might have to play nice with judges for a change now that she's signed on to Dancing With the Stars. She met with her partner in Atlanta this week for the first time, causing TMZ to... More »

Lakers' Ron Artest: Call Me 'Metta World Peace'

Lakers forward files papers to legally change name

(Newser) - Ron Artest may soon be Ron Artest no more. The Lakers forward wants to legally change his name to Metta World Peace, according to papers filed in LA County Superior Court yesterday. Why? Who knows. The attorney who filed the paperwork didn't say, though the Los Angeles Times notes... More »

Lakers Win NBA Finals

Celtics beaten 83-79 as Lakers claim 16th title

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Lakers have won their 16th NBA championship, dramatically rallying from a fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 83-79 in Game 7 of the NBA finals. Kobe Bryant scored 23 points despite 6-of-24 shooting while winning his fifth title with the Lakers, who repeated as NBA champions... More »

Worst Sports Excesses of the Decade

Pacman Jones' strip club behavior typifies the sad new culture

(Newser) - American sports culture descended into sheer decadence this decade, and no single incident sums it better than Pacman Jones' "making it rain" with cash in a Vegas strip club in 2007, writes Clay Travis for Fanhouse. The chaos that ensued after he tossed around the money—reportedly about $100,... More »

Lakers' Artest: 'I Used to Drink at Halftime'

Volatile star says he kept Hennessy in locker while with Bulls

(Newser) - Ron Artest drank cognac during games in his first few NBA seasons with the Chicago Bulls, the volatile forward tells the Sporting News . “I used to drink Hennessy … at halftime,” Artest, now 30 and with the Los Angeles Lakers, says. “I (kept it) in my... More »

Ron Artest Going to Houston Rockets

Fiery forward expected to make Houston a title contender

(Newser) - The Houston Rockets have made a deal to acquire Ron Artest from the Sacramento Kings, reports the Houston Chronicle. The gifted but hot-tempered forward is expected to give the Rockets a big boost toward chances at a title shot.  The Rockets will give up guard Bobby Jackson and one... More »

Short-Handed Kings Beat Hornets

Loss puts New Orleans' hopes for top seed in peril

(Newser) - Ron Artest returned from a thumb injury to hit four clutch 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, and the Sacramento Kings dealt a big blow to New Orleans' hopes for the top seed in the Western Conference with a 94-91 victory. The loss dropped the Hornets (55-25) into a tie with... More »

Kings Stun Nuggets Behind Martin

Ill forward scores 36 to deal a blow to Denver's playoff run

(Newser) - Kevin Martin scored 36 points despite missing Sacramento's shootaround with the stomach flu, and the Kings dealt a blow to the Denver Nuggets' playoff plans last night with a surprising 118-115 win at the Pepsi Center. The Kings, out of playoff contention and missing Ron Artest (thumb) and Brad Miller... More »

Skip to My Lou: Alston's 28 Propels Rockets Past Kings

Adelman wins 800th career game as coach

(Newser) - The Houston Rockets were able to fend off a surprisingly frisky Sacramento Kings team and earn a 108-100 victory. The win is the 800th of coach Rick Adelman’s career, which is the third most amongst active coaches and 14th all-time. Adelman earned 395 of those wins while coaching the... More »

Celtics Defense Stops Rockets' Streak at 22

Kings blast past Warriors, Suns get 5th straight over Blazers

(Newser) - The Rockets had followed 22 straight games with victorious press conferences, and nothing short of the NBA's best team could change that tune. With a decisive 94-74 win, the Boston Celtics ended Houston's win streak and held them to their lowest score this season. "I've never seen defense like... More »

Martin Helps Kings Outscore Reeling Raptors

Sacramento jumps out early as Toronto falls to 0-4 on road trip

(Newser) - Kevin Martin scored 32 points as the Sacramento Kings beat the Toronto Raptors 106-100 last night, reports the Toronto Globe and Mail. Ron Artest also had 19 points and 10 rebounds as the Kings handed the Raptors their fourth straight loss on this road trip. The Raptors are 2-7 in... More »

Suns Shake Off Foul Trouble, Warriors 123-115

Butler returns to deny King James; Artest shines against Blazers

(Newser) - After Shaquille O'Neal fouled out of the game midway through the third—with the fourth technical foul called on Phoenix—the Suns regrouped before a furious home crowd to top the Warriors 123-115, reports the Arizona Republic. Golden State's league-leading offense outshot Phoenix 105-82 due to turnovers and offensive boards,... More »

Kobe Outclutched by Kings

Kings avenge earlier loss in Sactown, 114-113, against flat Lakers

(Newser) - Kobe scored 17 in the fourth quarter last week in Sacramento, but the rematch went differently, reports the Los Angeles Times. The MVP candidate had just one point in the final frame, including a missed fadeaway at the buzzer in a 114-113 home loss. Kings guard Beno Udrih hit the... More »

Howard, Bench Depose Kings

Cook and Dooling spark fourth-quarter burst as Kings lose first since Bibby trade

(Newser) - The post-Bibby Kings finally lost, falling flat in Orlando in the decisive fourth quarter. Backups Brian Cook and Keyon Dooling combined for 20 in a 22-8 run that gave the Magic a commanding 20-point lead. Dwight Howard was his customary monster self, leading his team with 26 points and 10... More »

Bobcats Lose Game, Leading Scorer Wallace

Sacramento hands Charlotte its ninth loss in ten games

(Newser) - Brad Miller's late turnover nearly made his Sacramento teammates forget about his solid 22-point, 14-rebound outing. But they did, thanks to a missed Charlotte jumper at the buzzer, which handed the Kings a 116-115 overtime victory, reports the AP. The game was delayed after Bobcats leading scorer Gerald Wallace was... More »

Ellis, Warriors Outplay Kings

Guard's 34 points helps Golden State to 105-102 victory

(Newser) - Monta Ellis made 18 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter, giving the Warriors the late surge they needed to beat the Kings 105-102. Stephen Jackson added 26 points for Golden State, but stopped the hearts of the home crowd when he went down clutching his ankle in the... More »

Artest, Kings Embarrass Nets 128-94

Sacramento is red hot from the field as New Jersey continues slide

(Newser) - The Kings led the New Jersey Nets by 11 after the first period and never looked back as Sacramento cruised to a 128-94 victory. Ron Artest led all scorers with 27 points. The mercurial small forward also grabbed six boards, dished four assists, swiped five steals and, for good measure,... More »

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