If Ron Artest — or Metta World Peace, as he’s now legally known — gets nothing else out of “Dancing With the Stars,” he’ll at least probably stay fit for whenever the post-lockout NBA season resumes.

As for the actual dancing? The L.A. Lakers forward didn’t get off to the greatest start.

Artest — the show is referring to him by his former name, so for convenience’s sake we will too — teamed up with new pro Peta Murgatroyd for a cha-cha-cha, and while judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli praised his stage presence, neither they nor Len Goodman thought much of the technical part of the dance.

The result was a 14 — which apparently didn’t include any bonus points for having “World Peace” in Hebrew dyed into his newly blond hair.

What did you think of the performance?

Posted by:Rick Porter