Ron Artest — World Peace Runs in the Family

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Ron Artest just recruited another ardent follower in his ongoing quest for World Peace — his daughter.

Ron’s rep tells TMZ, 8-year-old Diamond Artest has told her dad she wants to take on the World Peace name — and with a name like Diamond, the resulting moniker might even be awesomer than her dad’s.

Diamond hasn’t decided when she wants to begin the legal process — but we’re told Ron’s ready and willing to sign on the dotted line whenever she’s ready.

Ron’s name change to Metta World Peace was supposed to become official last month — but the judge delayed the request … over Ron’s outstanding traffic tickets.