TMZ reports:

ron artest

Say goodbye to Ron Artest and HELLOOOO to Metta World Peace … Mr. Metta World Peace to you.

Yes, Ron is going the way of Cassius Clay, Lew Alcindor and Chad Johnson.  Ron’s filed a petition in L.A. County Superior Court to change his name to — World Peace.

FYI, metta means loving, kindness, happiness and all that jazz.

InsideHoops.com editor says: This all sounds perfectly normal.