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World Peace Postponed For At Least 3 Weeks, Traffic Tickets to Blame

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Oh, you didn't think we meant actual world peace, did you?

We're talking about L.A. Lakers star Ron Artest, who is petitioning the court to change his name to the more mellifluous Metta World Peace.

Alas, the big change has been postponed by at least three weeks, reports TMZ, since Artest (he's not Mr. Peace yet, okay?) has a few outstanding traffic tickets.

And by "outstanding," we don't mean really great. Rather, the basketball player owes an undisclosed sum and needs to pay up before the name change can be granted.

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A new court date has been set for September 16th.