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Metta World Peace changes name to Panda Friend



UPDATE: It turns out that Metta actually changed his name to “The Panda’s Friend” – it all makes sense now. Kinda.

Have you heard about today’s big news? No, we’re not talking about the Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers trade – this is much more exciting than that.

It was revealed earlier today that Metta World Peace would be changing his name again, this time to “Panda Friend.” Seriously.

According to China Daily, MWP made the switch in honor of his upcoming move to China. The former member of the Los Angeles Lakers signed a one-year, $1.43 million deal with the Sichuan Blue Whales last week.

“I have more creativity coming in china. Im only there for 4months, so I will make sure its fun and successful before I head back to America,” MWP wrote on his Twitter page after his new name was announced. “Wait until you guys see my first game;) you think the name is buzzing… Wow!!! Lol. Please stay tuned!!!”

Never change, Metta. Never change.



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