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Metta World Peace is playing this season for the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association. To honor his move to China's southwestern province, the former Ron Artest, who goes by Ci Siping in China (the literal translation of Metta World Peace), is hoping to change his name to something that reflects the culture of his temporary home.

He teased the change on both Twitter and Weibo (China's biggest social media site).

According to China's English-language newspaper China Daily, World Peace will go with "Panda Friend," to honor the most famous animal of the Sichuan province.

After all, what's world peace without a little camaraderie between the species?

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