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Artest still waiting for name change

Posted by shawn cassidy on August 26, 2011 at 2:10 PM


Ron Artest's bid to become Metta World Peace has been delayed.Artest

A Los Angeles court commissioner delayed ruling on a name-change petition by the Lakers forward until Sept. 16.

Superior Court spokeswoman Elizabeth Martinez says the court cited Artest's outstanding traffic warrants as the reason for the delay. Additional information was not immediately available.

Artest did not go to court Friday and his attorney, Jill Rubin, declined to comment after hearing of the judge's decision.

The 31-year-old Artest had been counting on the name change to go through, announcing on Twitter Thursday night that he was planning a celebratory barbecue.

Artest requested the name change in June, stating in court filings only that it was for personal reasons.

I can't believe Artest didn't pay his tickets. Did it slip his mind? With all the money he has don't you think his lawer would have let him know that his tickets are due? Not surprised though.


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