Former NBA star Metta World Peace started trending when Facebook changed its name

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Mark Zuckerberg announced connected Thursday that Facebook volition beryllium changing its sanction to Meta.

Following the announcement, sports fans shared their thoughts connected societal media. Many NBA supporters retrieve erstwhile erstwhile hoops prima Ron Artest legally changed his sanction to Metta World Peace.

In 2020, helium changed his sanction erstwhile again to Metta Sandiford-Artest, keeping “Metta” arsenic his archetypal name, but helium combined his wife’s past sanction with his archetypal past name.

Social media users took shared comic memes and videos connected Twitter pursuing Zuckerberg’s announcement.

“Ron Artest was a visionary,” 1 idiosyncratic wrote.

“Metta World Peace conscionable changed his sanction to Facebook World Peace,” idiosyncratic other wrote.

Here were immoderate of the reactions connected Twitter.

Metta World Peace conscionable changed his sanction to Facebook World Peace.

— NATΞ R◎TH (@NathanCRoth) October 28, 2021

Artest, a Queens native, played 17 seasons successful the NBA and won the 2010 title with the Lakers.