Metta World Peace

Metta World Peace is reportedly changing his name for the second time in three years.

Following news that the NBA veteran has signed a one-year deal to play in China, the former Ron Artest intends to change his name to “Panda Friend” in honor of his move to China, reports China Daily.

Since the news surfaced Thursday (August 7), Metta clarified the name change, saying: “Guys my chinese name is not ‘Panda Friend’, its ‘The Pandas Friend.’ “