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Metta World Peace (aka Ron Artest) on DWTS elimination [Video]

September 21, 2011 |  7:34 am

Metta World Peace -- of course, the guy NBA fans have known and loved as Ron Artest -- was the first person eliminated from ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" -- news that is shocking to anyone who did not actually see him dance.

Following the elimination, World Peace appeared with dance partner Peta Murgatroyd on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (see both parts of the interview to the right) and discussed his experience on DWTS.

He acknowledged his lack of dancing ability but "I was just expecting the judges to see the effort and entertainment value."

Kimmel replied, "They saw the effort all right -- they saw you struggling to remain standing."

The wacky Laker also discussed his recent name change, telling Kimmel people can still can him Ron if they want but he is going to keep his new moniker "at least a couple of years -- until there's world peace."

During his monologue, Kimmel introduced a look back at all the great moments World Peace provided on DWTS -- and proceeded to show a three-second clip. (He had another great line about DWTS: "There were so many Kardashians in the audience, I thought I was watching the NBA Finals.")

And in case you missed the one and only World Peace dance competition segment ... yes, it really was that bad.


Photos: Famous name changers

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Ron Artest to donate money earned on 'Dancing With the Stars' to cancer research


-- Chuck Schilken