Oh, and he's not trying. In fact, he's taking the transition as an opportunity to pick out a new nickname with the help of his fans.
Don't believe anyone who said I'm changing my name again. I am letting fans give me a new nick name. I am not legally changing my name.— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) July 26, 2013
Ill be picking my new nickname from a fan in two weeks.— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) July 26, 2013
Will Metta choose something distinctly New York? A variation on World Peace? Maybe something that's helped define his 14-year career. There are no shortage of good ideas from which to draw. And—as my list will demonstrate shortly—there are some pretty bad ideas too.
But we'll let Metta be the judge of all that.