Metta World Peace is looking to change his name in anticipation of his move to the Chinese Basketball Association, and one Chinese newspaper is reporting the man formerly known as Ron Artest will now be called Panda Friend.
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So far China Daily is the only source to report the new name, so it may not be real, but Peace did tweet out that he would be adopting a new Chinese name, and has already made plans to visit the adorable endangered animals with his daughter.
New Chinese name coming soon. You guys are going to love it!!!! — mettaworldpeace.com (@MettaWorldPeace) August 5, 2014
Also, Panda Friend is just about the greatest name possible and feels right up Metta World Peace's alley, so let's all hope that this report is accurate while we watch this video on replay for the remainder of the day.
Update: IT IS REAL!!!!!
Guys my chinese name is not "Panda Friend" , its "The Pandas Friend". — mettaworldpeace.com (@MettaWorldPeace) August 7, 2014