Metta World Peace aka the pro basketball player known as Ron Artest is out of the NBA but his name is still ringing bells. After signing to play with a team in China this season, World Peace has revealed that he is changing his name to A Pandas Friend.
Apparently the change, which is reportedly temporary, is in honor of the national symbol of his new team, the Sichuan Blue Whale Basketball Club. Of course, he made the announcement via Twitter.
“Guys my chinese name is not “Panda Friend” , its “The Pandas Friend”.,” he tweeted early today (August 7).
What about the apos… never mind.
Guys my chinese name is not “Panda Friend” , its “The Pandas Friend”.
— mettaworldpeace.com (@MettaWorldPeace) August 7, 2014