MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Manny Pacquiao has expressed interest in recruiting former NBA All Star Metta World Peace to the Filipino boxing champion's newest venture — professional basketball.
Metta World Peace, the ex-NBA star known for his eccentric and outspoken behavior, has announced yet another name change prior to playing his first season in China. After signing with the Sichuan Blue Whales, the player announced earlier this week that he will now be called "The Panda's Friend", making this his second name change in three years. [ more › ]
Metta World Peace, once known as Ron Artest, is changing his name to a less ambitious moniker: The Panda’s Friend. Correcting a post from China Daily, the NBA forward tweeted, "Guys my chinese name is not 'Panda Friend', its 'The Pandas Friend.'" Guys my chinese name is not "Panda Friend", its "The Pandas Friend". Show More Summary
It just makes us love him even more.
Metta World Peace, born Ron Artest, is changing his name again and this time the words to grace the back of his jersey are going to be ‘The Panda’s Friend.’ Read More The post Metta World Peace To Change His Name to ‘The Panda’s Friend’ appeared first on Ecorazzi.
Metta World Peace is changing his name again. The former NBA star previously known as Ron Artest has announced that he will soon be known as The Pandas Friend. According to Sportsnet, the basketball player is headed to China to play for the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association. In honor of his
Oh, Ron World Peace Artest. You so crazy. Fortunately, his brand of crazy since the Detroit melee has been more of an eye-rolling, “That’s our World Peace!” crazy, rather than Joe Pesci in Casino crazy. This year, he and his idiosyncrasies have fallen under the purview of the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball […]
Remember when Ron Artest changed his name to Metta World Peace and everyone thought it was the height of ridiculousness? Well, today the former New York Knicks forward set out to prove that when you're dealing with Mr. World Peace, things...Show More Summary
In today’s “He Has Too Much Time On His Hands News”, Ron Artest, I mean, Metta World Peace, is now contemplating changing his name as he embarks on a move to the Chinese Basketball Association.
Get it straight. He's not just some random panda acquaintance/hanger-on/name-dropper. He is THE friend to the pandas.
The NBA player formerly known as Ron Artest is reportedly changing his name to Panda Friend. Well, actually it’s “The Panda’s Friend.” Artest, who legally changed his name in the United States to Metta World Peace a few years ago, will be playing for the Sichuan Blue Whales in China this season. Apparently he wanted […]
Metta World Peace reportedly wants to change his name again.
Consider the photo a hint. Metta World Peace In China, a story in three acts. Act I A declining American basketball player signs a one-year contract with the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association. This is not necessarily...Show More Summary
He's not fucking around about being friends with pandas.
Metta World Peace has already changed his name once in the United States. It now looks like the former NBA star is at it again —this time in China. World Peace recently reached an agreement to play for China's Sichuan Blue Whales. From...Show More Summary
New, high-profile Sichuan Blue Whales forward is celebrating his move to China with yet another name change. Ron Artest, aka Metta World Peace, will now be known as “Panda Friend”. […] The post Metta World Peace Says He’s Changing His Name to ‘Panda Friend’ appeared first on SLAMonline.
On Monday, Metta World Peace announced that he was signing with the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association. I’m excited to announce I’m officially a member of the Sichuan Blue Whale Basketball Club! Big season ahead for us! pic.twitter.com/xOmCUW28D5 — mettaworldpeace.com (@MettaWorldPeace) August 4, 2014 The Player Formerly Known as Ron Artest also […]
World Peace is heading to China on a one-year deal for the 2014-15 season. Veteran forward Metta World Peace will be taking his talents to the Chinese Basketball Association for the 2014-15 season, reports Shams Charania of RealGM. The...Show More Summary
The artist formerly known as Ron Artest will indeed bring his Metta World Peace to China next season. MWP is reportedly going to ink a one-year, $1.4 million contract with […] The post Report: Metta World Peace to Sign $1.4 Million Deal to Play in China appeared first on SLAMonline.
Every player has a shelf-life and Metta World Peace’s has probably expired. He hasn’t garnered much attention this summer in terms of free agency and he’s probably already swung his last elbow in the NBA. Because of this realization, he’s entertaining an offer to play overseas. That’s not a bad idea for a guy like […]