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Awesome/Not Awesome with Luke Burbank




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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In this week's installment of Awesome/Not Awesome, Luke Burbank tells us about a Hollywood high stakes poker ring, a Southwest pilot's rant that was picked up by air traffic controllers, and Laker Ron Artest's legal name change - to "Metta World Peace."