Metta World Peace is a professional basketball player who most recently played for the New York Knicks. He legally changed his name from Ron Artest to Metta World Peace in 2011. He is known for his aggressive playing and his outspoken, and often outrageous behavior. He has faced disciplinary action several times for vandalism and confrontational behavior, and once came to practice wearing only a bathrobe. When asked about his name change, he said, “Changing my name was meant to inspire and bring youth together all around the world.” There is no evidence that he is on the autism spectrum.