According to Chinese news outlet China Daily, World Peace has signed a one-year deal worth $1.43 million US to play for the Sichuan Blue Whales. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Im only there for 4months, so I will make sure its fun and successful before I head back to America. He intends to change his name to …. Metta World Peace to change name to 'The Panda's Friend' Metta World Peace is going to China and, of course, he's changing his name. Unfortunately, after almost 10 years of World Peace, Artest has changed his name once again. 6-keys: media/spln/nba/reg/free/stories, at Many people were skeptical that this report was correct. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. site: media | arena: nba | pageType: stories | In the midst of the NBA lockout in 2011, Ron Artest filed a petition in the Los Angeles Superior Court to change his name from Ronald William Artest Jr. to Metta World Peace. Lakers reportedly requesting career-ending injury application for Luol Deng contract. There was also all of this: First thing I am doing when I get to china will be visiting Pandas with my daughter @BabyGirl_Sade. And they were proved right when Metta chimed in on Twitter. Metta World Peace has changed his name once again, 2020 Lakers Season In Review: DeMarcus Cousins. In 2011, the man formerly known as Ron Artest had a dream. And that dream was to bring peace to the world. To commemorate the occasion, World Peace said he is changing his name to “Panda Friend.”. Metta World Peace is no more... the former NBA superstar says he's changed his name again -- this time to Metta Sandiford-Artest. Metta World Peace is changing his name, again, CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. It was even on the back of his jersey. And so “Metta World Peace” was born, or “Loving Kindness World Peace” if you translate the name fully into English. Wow!!! It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. Please also read our Privacy Notice and Terms of Use, which became effective December 20, 2019. “But right now, it’s funny because I got married, and my name now is ‘Metta Sandiford-Artest.’ I actually took my wife’s last and added it to mine.”. Given where we’re at in 2020, that makes so much sense. In a recent appearance on “Inside the Green Room … We bring sports news that matters to your inbox, to help you stay informed and get a winning edge. You can follow this author on Twitter at @RadRivas. All Rights Reserved. Since that didn't work out he's now focusing on pandas. Jeanie Buss explains why she never lost faith in Linda Rambis or Rob Pelinka, despite criticism. So, I guess that you can say that World Peace is over. I’ll never forget the reason he gave Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times as to why he did it: “I changed my name because I got tired of Ron Artest, he’s a [expletive],” said Metta World Peace. And that dream was to bring world peace to the world. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. © 2004-2020 CBS Interactive. By James Herbert For Buss, trusting the people around her is the most important thing. Trade Talk! Audience Relations, CBC P.O. That explains everything that’s gone on this year. Luol Deng is owed $10 million over the next two years. He had changed his name from Ron Artest to Metta World … Could that change next season? World Peace, who is known in China as "Ci Shiping", a literal translation of "Metta World Peace," now plans to name himself after China's giant panda, a precious animal based in Southwest China's Sichuan province, where his new team is also based. Plus Tua Talk and the Fantasy Cops, Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world, Offseason: Free Agency | Latest from Ken Berger | Rumors, Metta World Peace is going to China, and he won't be known as Metta World Peace there. Nope, the new Sichuan Blue Whales' new small forward won't be called Ron Artest, either. To help with this goal, Artest, then of the Los Angeles Lakers, decided to change his name. The former New York Knicks player, who is currently playing for the Chinese Basketball Association, announced that he plans to change his name to better fit his home for the season. But Metta’s drive for Peace on Earth has met with mixed results, so he is shifting his focus to a new pursuit. We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. DeMarcus Cousins literally never touched the floor for the Lakers. No word yet on how Washington Wizards guard Bradley "Big Panda" Beal feels about this. Artest was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the 16th pick of the 1999 NBA draft. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. As an aside, congrats to Metta and Maya Sandiford-Artest on tying the knot. Former NBA All-Star Metta World Peace revealed in a Monday episode of “Inside the Green Room with Danny Green ” that he had changed his name to Metta Sandiford-Artest… Unfortunately, after almost 10 years of World Peace, Artest has changed his name once again. Despite retweeting fans calling him Panda Friend, he says it's The Panda's Friend. Podcast: Will it be difficult for the Lakers to replace Rajon Rondo? The man now called "The Panda’s Friend" will likely make his Chinese Basketball Association debut in late November. To help with this goal, Artest, then of the Los Angeles Lakers, decided to change his name. 9:50 am ET, Metta World Peace to change name to 'The Panda's Friend', Van Gundy breaks down the Pelicans' future, Pelicans hire Stan Van Gundy as next head coach, Wolves don't have a clear top target in NBA draft, Pacers hire Raptors' Bjorkgren as head coach, Rockets owner says he won't blow up their roster. In 2011, the man formerly known as Ron Artest had a dream. 2020 Lakers Season In Review: Avery Bradley. section: | slug: metta-world-peace-to-change-name-to-the-pandas-friend | sport: basketball | route: | In a recent appearance on “Inside the Green Room with Danny Green,” Artest broke the world-shattering news that he is no longer Metta World Peace: “The first game that I had with ‘World Peace,’ I was like, ‘This is the dumbest thing ever. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. I have more creativity coming in china. China Daily initially reported he'd be going by Panda Friend: New high-profile import playing for Chinese basketball Association club Sichuan Blue Whales is known as Ron Artest but intends to change his name to "Panda Friend" in honor of his move to China. “And when fans get mad at me, they can’t say, ‘I hate World Peace.’ ”. So I did think about changing my name back, but then I got used, people got used it. Former NBA star Metta World Peace announced Sunday he has yet another new name. By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. Metta World Peace no more. Comments are welcome while open. À cause de sa défense rugueuse, de son attitude et de ses nombreuses provocations, il est souvent impliqué dans des incidents de jeu envers d'autres joueurs qui se terminent souvent par des gest… Lol. Metta World Peace, né Ronald William Artest Jr le 13 novembre 1979 à New York, est un joueur américain de basket-ball. To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. It was embarrassing. That September, Artest was granted his wish for World Peace, and it’s been his legal first, middle and last name since, despite rumors that he changed his name to “Panda Friend” when he played in China in 2014. Il est réputé pour la qualité de sa défense et ses interceptions, autant que par ses mauvais gestes sur un terrain. For more Lakers talk, subscribe to the Silver Screen and Roll podcast feed on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts. According to English-language newspaper China Daily, World Peace has settled on a name: Panda Friend. Silver Screen and Roll Community Guidelines, “Inside the Green Room with Danny Green,”, JaVale McGee has sold his house in Los Angeles, Frank Vogel says China trip was scary, but helped Lakers bond, J.R. Smith says the 2019-20 Lakers would have beaten the 2015-16 Cavaliers. The ex-Lakers forward, formerly known as Ron Artest… Please stay tuned!!! I was coming off of the bench at that time, in 2011, and they say, ‘Metta World Peace!’ And I remember not wanting to take off my warm up.

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