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Metta World Peace decided to dress like a panda. Anyone else not shocked?

Ron Artest… err… Metta World Peace… err… The Panda’s Friend felt the need to put on a panda mask while walking on Venice Beach. The thing is seeing how this is Metta, why am I not shocked? Metta will be playing in China next season so I get why he did it but still, this is just Metta being Metta. Or should I say The Panda’s Friend being The Panda’s Friend.   Yes,...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace dressed up like a panda on Venice Beach

The artist formerly known as Ron Artest says he will be changing his name to The Panda’s Friend since he is going to be playing over in China this year. Can’t have a name change without walking around in a Mascot gear right? Yes, The Pandas Friend, aka @MettaWorldPeace has made his appearance at the @VENICEBALL LEAGUE today. Wow lol… — Richie Schueler...
Via BlackSportsOnline
9 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Metta World Peace arrives at Venice Beach in panda costume

Metta World Peace, aka Ron Artest, aka The Panda’s Friend, turned up at the Venice Beach basketball league in a panda costume yesterday. Don’t believe us? Here’s some photographic evidence, courtesy of Twitter user @RichieSchueler: Yes, The Pandas Friend, aka @MettaWorldPeace has made his appearance at the @VENICEBALL LEAGUE today. Wow lol...—...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace Is Officially Changing His Name To ‘The Pandas Friend’

Getty Image The artist formerly known as Ron Artest and who now currently goes by Metta World Peace is changing his name to Panda Friend because why the hell not? Peace hinted at a name change on Twitter just a few days ago. New Chinese name coming soon. You guys are going to love it!!!! — (@MettaWorldPeace) August 5, 2014 I have to say I’m a bit confused...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace changes name to Panda Friend

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...
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Metta World Peace to change name again

It’s been all quiet on the Metta World Peace front as it relates to oddball behavior, but his recent signing with the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association has provided the eccentric basketball player a perfect opportunity to draw some attention to himself. Not surprisingly, the man formerly known as Ron Artest says […] The post Metta World Peace to change...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace Reportedly Changing Name to Panda Friend

I’ve always wondered if a stipulation of having money is that you have to become your absolute weirdest. When the name change from Ron Artest to Metta World Peace came about, there wasn’t much of anything that anyone could say. It’s been years with the name Metta, and I’ve actually gotten used to it. However, with the impending move to Chinese basketball, Metta World Peace...
Via BlackSportsOnline
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace To Sign One-Year, $1.43M Deal With Sichuan In China

Metta World Peace will sign a $1.43 million contract on Thursday night with Sichuan of the Chinese Basketball Association, making him the league’s highest paid import player this season, sources told RealGM. World Peace’s deal will be for one season, and he’ll search for a contract in the NBA once the Chinese season ends, sources said. World Peace, 34, will be the most decorated...
Via RealGM
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace is back on the basketball court, promptly shoves two players in rec league

Free agent Metta World Peace is participating in the Venice Basketball League in Los Angeles. In leagues like these, players try to impress some of pros their playing against with their physicality and toughness. Well World Peace is the wrong person to try to make an example of as he showed these two guys in the video below. World Peace vented his frustration on Twitter about the...
Via No Guts, No Glory
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace Delivers Vicious Shove During Rec League Game (Video)

Metta World Peace (formerly Ron Artest) has developed a reputation over the years as being a very physical basketball player. He’s also known for occasionally being a hothead, and his short temper apparently boiled over during a rec league game this weekend. After taking a hard hit while driving to the basket during a Venice Basketball League game in Los Angeles, World Peace turned...
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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