Metta World Peace
Panda Friend has inspired us to take a look at the five most ridiculous name changes in sports history.
In light of Metta World Peace aka Ron Artest aka The Panda’s Friend announcing that he is playing in China next season, let’s take a look at other notable players who have taken their talents overseas.
Here are seven great Twitter Responses To The Birth Of The Pandas Friend.
Now in a new continent, World Peace has decided to change his name — again. Though it hasn’t been changed legally, the former NBA All-Star would like to be referred to as “The Panda’s Friend.”
With the recent season-long suspension of Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington making news, let’s take a look at other hefty player suspensions throughout the NHL, NFL, NBA and MLB.
If Metta World Peace knew then what he knows now there’s probably little chance he would have forced a divorce from the Knicks.
Metta World Peace has an opinion on who might make a “great coach” for the Knicks. Nope, it’s not Phil Jackson. And he’s not talking about the Van Gundy brothers.
World Peace, 34, is a Queens native who played his college ball at St. John’s. The 15-year veteran forward, who signed a two-year deal, $3.2 million contract last offseason, played in just 29 games, averaging 4.8 points.
The Big 12 acted swiftly in banning the All-America guard, saying in a statement the penalty was handed down for “inappropriate conduct with a spectator.”
The NBA is about the players, and nobody understood that better than commissioner David Stern, who is retiring Saturday after exactly 30 years on the job.
After a Jerry Recco update, Carton decides to read some of Metta World Peace’s poetry over the air.
The Knicks confirmed on their official public relations Twitter account that Carmelo Anthony did not travel to Toronto for Saturday’s game against the Raptors.
Anthony is considered day-to-day. Woodson doesn’t expect Melo to make the trip to Toronto on Saturday.
Asik would be a strong fit in the ‘Bockers’ frontcourt, as power forwards Amar’e Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin are out for an unknown period of time.
Here’s the issue: Lowry is a free agent after this season. If the Knicks want to re-sign him long-term it will probably cost them around eight million dollars a season, give or take. That type of contract will make it nearly impossible for the Knicks to bring in another max player in the 2015 offseason if Carmelo Anthony signs a max extension this summer.