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Metta World Peace changing name to "The Pandas Friend"


According to China Daily, former NBA star Ron Artest, now known as Metta World Peace, is considering changing his name yet again to "The Pandas Friend" following his move to the Chinese Basketball Association. In true Ron Artest or Metta World Peace or "The Pandas Friend" fashion, he announced the news over Twitter on Thursday.

Here is how everything went down: The NY Daily News reports the 34-year-old signed a one-year contract with the Sichuan Blue Whales worth $1.43 million. Artest joins a lengthy list of aging NBA stars, including the likes of Tracy McGrady and Stephon Marbury, who went to play in the CBA in an attempt to extend their careers.

Artest has played for six teams in his 15-year NBA career, which includes winning the 2004 NBA Defensive Player of the Year award. His intense play and defensive excellence have always been overshadowed by his off-the-court-antics -- most notably "Malice at the Palace."

Artest is know for his rough play and rather questionable statements, but whether or not "The Pandas Friend" will be able to fit across the back of a jersey is still unknown.

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partsautomall August 07 2014 at 6:51 PM


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tsr5112 August 07 2014 at 7:53 PM

How about "Ima Due Fuss".

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TR by ML Neal... tsr5112 August 07 2014 at 10:42 PM

tsr....or I'madumbass.

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johnolexa August 07 2014 at 7:25 PM

How about loony tunes ?

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patric9956 August 07 2014 at 7:52 PM

Is this idiot for real? I apologize to all the other idiots out there.

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TR by ML Neal... patric9956 August 07 2014 at 10:42 PM

patric....so true.

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forzajuvealison August 07 2014 at 7:32 PM

Why not to "A Lifelong Loser"!!!

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Leroy Gd August 07 2014 at 8:59 PM

Maybe the numb nut lefty liberals will want panda friend to be the next president.

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dfoster August 07 2014 at 8:52 PM

Amazing. An IQ lower than his belt size.

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tecequip2 August 07 2014 at 7:38 PM

Why not African he-boon

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phil August 07 2014 at 7:57 PM


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don August 07 2014 at 10:58 PM

This guy really needs to have a complete physical, and competence exam. He also needs to be checked for Alcohol/Drugs

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