Former NBA star Metta World Peace, who used to be known as Ron Artest, is taking his talents to the Chinese Basketball Association. In appropriately insane and and unpredictable fashion, he’s changing his name once again…
The name: The Panda’s Friend. (No, we’re not joking).
It’s very China-friendly, which may gain him even more fans when he suits up for the Sichuan Blue Whales this season.
Artest teased fans on August 1st when he tweeted: “I’m changing my name for China this season!!!! You guys will love it.”
It’s unclear whether or not he’s going to legally change his name like he did in 2011, switching from Ron Artest to Metta World Peace. We wouldn’t be surprised if he did, though.