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Metta World Peace (formerly known as Ron Artest) is back in the news. As you might have expected, it’s not for his skills on the basketball court.
One of the most eccentric players in the NBA is taking the remnants of his talent to the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association, in–you guessed it–China.
Here’s Metta signing his contract a few days ago.
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
Because he’s batshit crazy and most likely desperate for media attention, Metta World Peace has elected to change his name to Panda Friend in honor of his new home. While it may seem bland at first, it shows he did some thorough research on his new home rather than taking the easy road out and naming himself P.F. Chang.
Despite this being his third name change in several years, he will never be able to escape the glorious Malice at the Palace.