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Metta World Peace in the Broadcast Booth

Despite all the publicity about Ron Artest‘s kooky name change, it was hard not to do a double take when the Lakers unveiled his new jersey during a recent media day in El Segundo.

Since “Metta” is apparently the first name, we are left with the words “World Peace” emblazoned across the back of #15′s new purple and gold. Which got FishbowlLA thinking about the many surreal phrases that could soon be emanating from the Lakers broadcast booth. Among the possibilities:

“The crowd is booing World Peace.”

“Looks like the Lakers are going to give World Peace another chance.”

Rajon Rondo is really trash talking World Peace.”

There’s also a very obvious, Kobe-like chant that the Lakers faithful may want to embrace whenever World Peace wafts over the foul line: “MWP! MWP!…”

[Photo: Left Eyed Photography/Shutterstock.com]

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