First Ron Artest, Now Metta World Peace, and next Panda Friend?

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Some people others get tattoos, Ron Artest changes his name.

The basketball player formerly known as Ron Artest is no rookie when it comes to making headlines, whether it be for fighting or his outspoken sound bites, he never ceases to surprise even the most up - to - date fans and critics.

After changing his name to the rather contradictory Metta World Peace, it seems like he's at it again.

If what he says is true, we may soon be referring to him as "Panda Friend" which might just fit the man perfectly, as long as there's no irony in the name.