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

Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday that Facebook will be changing its name to Meta.

Following the announcement, sports fans shared their thoughts on social media. Many NBA supporters remember when former basketball star Ron Artest legally changed his name to Metta World Peace.

In 2020, he changed his name once again to Metta Sandiford-Artest, keeping “Metta” as his first name, but he combined his wife’s last name with his original last name.

Social media users took shared funny memes and videos on Twitter following Zuckerberg’s announcement.

“Ron Artest was a visionary,” one user wrote.

“Metta World Peace just changed his name to Facebook World Peace,” someone else wrote.

Here were some of the reactions on Twitter.

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

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