Ron Artest, I mean Metta World Peace, is now "Panda Friend"

Not saying this is Ron Artest now. Not saying it isn't though.

Metta World Peace is chaning his name to "Panda Friend" in honor of his decision to sign in the Chinese Basketball Association.

"New Chinese name coming soon. You guys are going to love it! " World Peace posted on his Chinese twitter-like social media Sina Weibo.

To be quite honest, I think if you change your name to something stupid, media members and announcers shouldn't have to call you it. I always continued to refer to Artest as Ron Artest. I mean if I legally changed my name to "Man with a 17 inch penis," should people be beholden to refer to me as that?