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Metta World Peace Changes Name to “Panda Friend”

Metta World Peace Changes Name to “Panda Friend”

Ron Artest is a man of many names, most recently, and legally, Metta World Peace. Now, he wants to change his Chinese name to something even more “fun.” “Metta World Peace” literally translates to Chinese as Ci Siping, but that’s not good enough.

Since World Peace will be playing for the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association, he will be adopting the name “Panda Friend” in honor of the province’s most famous animal.

Blue Whales

Wouldn’t “Whale Friend” make more sense? Guess Metta World Peace got no love for the marine mammals.

Panda Basketball

[h/t USA Today]