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Everyone's Saying The Same Thing About Ron Artest Today

Former NBA player Ron Artest at the BIG3 press conference.

DULUTH, GA - AUGUST 10: Metta World Peace #15 of Killer 3s answers questions from the media during week eight of the BIG3 three on three basketball league at Infinite Energy Arena on August 10, 2018 in Duluth, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Just a few weeks ago, the social media world learned that Facebook would be changing its name in the near future.

Well, on Thursday afternoon Facebook officially announced its new name. Instead of continuing to go by "Facebook" the parent company is going by "Meta."

Don't worry, the social media platform will continue to be called Facebook. After the news was announced on Thursday, everyone in the sports world made the same joke about a former NBA player.

Ron Artest, who changed his name to "Metta World Peace" at one point during his career, dominated the headlines after the release. Everyone had some sort of joke linking the new Facebook name to Artest's own name change.

Here's some of the reaction from around social media.

"Facebook changing its name to Ron Artest is a great move," comedian and actor Joel McHale said.

Others on social media highlighted the fact that Ron Artest might not be thrilled about learning Facebook's new name.

"Metta World Peace after finding out about Facebook's name change," the caption said on a photoshopped image showing an unhappy Ron Artest.

Artest changed his name to Metta World Peace in 2011. Just over a year ago, he made another change as well.

This time, he decided on Metta Sandiford-Artest, combining his last name with that of his wife.