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Metta World Peace explains why he just learned about holidays



Ron Artest #37 of the Los Angeles Lakers - now legally named
Ron Artest #37 of the Los Angeles Lakers - now legally named "Metta World Peace" wears a wig to resemble baseball player Manny Ramirez.
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Laker forward Metta World Peace would probably still be playing basketball this Memorial Day, but that was not meant to be. 

Instead of taking three-point jumpers and hustling for loose balls, the NBA star, formerly known as Ron Artest, today acknowledged to his 38,122 followers a detail about Memorial Day he never knew before. 

The Laker fan favorite went on to tweet, "I learned more today about memorial day than I learned in school. Never listened in history class..."