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Metta World Peace talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com after first Dancing With The Stars results show on Sep. 20, 2011.
09/21/2011

The man formerly known as Ron Artest says they should have given Metta World Peace a chance on "Dancing With The Stars."

On Tuesday, the 31-year-old NBA star, who recently changed his name, and partner Peta Murgatroyd became the first couple to be eliminated from the current 13th season of the ABC ballroom dancing show.

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09/19/2011
Reality Star Kristin Cavallari and her partner Mark Ballas received 19 out of 30 from the judges for their Cha Cha Cha on the season premiere of Dancing With The Stars. - Provided courtesy of ABC / Adam Taylor

Check out photos from the 'Dancing With The Stars' season 13 premiere, featuring David Arquette, Metta World Peace (formerly known as Ron Artest), Chaz Bono, Ricki Lake, Nancy Grace, Rob Kardashian, Chynna Phillips, Carson Kressley, Kristin Cavallari, J.R. Martinez, Hope Solo and Elisabetta Canalis.

Who are you rooting for?

09/20/2011
Metta World Peace aka Ron Artest talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com after the premiere of Dancing With The Stars on September 19, 2011. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Ron Artest, who recently changed his name to Metta World Peace, says he plans on being more "entertaining" with his outfits on "Dancing with the Stars" if he survives Tuesday's elimination.

The 31-year-old professional basketball player and his partner Peta Murgatroyd received 14 out of 30 from the judges for their Cha Cha Cha on the season 13 premiere of ABC's hit celebrity ballroom dancing series (read recap). The pair received the lowest score of the night.

09/20/2011
Metta World Peace talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com after first Dancing With The Stars results show on Sep. 20, 2011. Metta World Peace talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com after first 'Dancing With The Stars' results show on Sep. 20, 2011.
09/19/2011
Metta World Peace aka Ron Artest talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com after the premiere of Dancing With The Stars on September 19, 2011. - Provided courtesy of OTRC Metta World Peace aka Ron Artest and his daughter Diamond talk strategy after his 'Dancing With The Stars' debut.
09/19/2011
Chaz Bono and his partner Lacey Schwimmer are seen dancing in the season 13 premiere of Dancing With The Stars on September 19, 2011. - Provided courtesy of ABC

You know all is right with the reality television world when you hear the music, see the sparkles bounce off the disco ball, and then on comes the booming announcer voice: Welcome! To 'Dancing With The Stars'!

Much has been said in the weeks preceding the competition about the choices for the season 13 cast. I say, let's just watch them dance. And tonight, some of them actually did. (Warning: Spoiler Alert!)

09/16/2011
Ron Artest talks about being part of the cast of Dancing With The Stars season 13 on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Ron Artest, a forward for the Los Angeles Lakers and "Dancing With The Stars" contestant, legally changed his name to Metta World Peace in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday.

"Changing my name was meant to inspire and bring youth together all around the world. After this short delay, my tickets have been paid and I'm glad that it is now official," World Peace said in a statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com.

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