Will Metta World Peace Take His Name Game Even Higher?

In “PLEASE LET THIS BE TRUE” news, Metta World Peace is reportedly considering changing his name again. According to China Daily, the basketball player formerly known as Ron Artest is contemplating going by, WAIT FOR IT, “Panda Friend.” This is not a joke. Or maybe it is. I really don’t know.

Artest, er, Peace, er Friend recently signed a contract with Sichuan Blue Whales in China and apparently believes the new name would be the perfect way to honor his adopted new country and region. OK, then. While he has yet to confirm the news, he did warn followers on Twitter that a new Chinese name was coming soon.

Never change, Metta. Never change. Except your name.

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