For Now, Ron Artest is ‘Metta World Postponed’

Or, if you prefer, “Metta World Putz.”

Just when we thought Ron-Ron’s plan to legally change his name to Metta World Peace couldn’t get any stranger, a Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner has delayed today’s hearing until September 16 because the LA Laker has some outstanding, unspecified traffic warrants. (TMZ, get on it.)

Ha ha. So instead of a boot on his front, driver-side tire, Artest gets a kick in the pants in legal absentia. (No. 15 was not in court today, only his no-comment attorney Jill Rubin.)

For at least a few more weeks, the LA sports domain with a pseudonymous pecking order dominated by “The Black Mamba,” the NBA’s original “Superman,” and the “Zen Master” will remain unperturbed. Only on Twitter is Artest’s aura already renamed. Expect a couple of wacky tweets shortly, via his manager,  about today’s legal snafu.

Previously on FishbowlLA:
Metta World Peace Begins in Los Angeles