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.
I'm changing my name for the China this season !!!! You guys will love it
— mettaworldpeace.com (@MettaWorldPeace) August 1, 2014
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.
Wouldn’t “Whale Friend” make more sense? Guess Metta World Peace got no love for the marine mammals.
[h/t USA Today]