It looks like Metta World Peace is taking his upcoming name change very seriously. After recently inking a deal to play for the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association, World Peace revealed on Twitter that he would be going by a new moniker, The Panda's Friend. While the change has not yet been official, it looks like the former NBA star is already getting a head of himself—and we mean way ahead of himself.

Check out the wild sneakers that World Peace will be balling in during the upcoming CBA season. The low-profile sneakers feature a stuffed panda head as a tongue and come in white and black. The panda head also doesn't come off, which is definitely going to be a sight. Just imagine World Peace going H.A.M. on the boards and throwing 'bows while rocking panda sneakers. Kind of awesome, right?

If you missed out on the Jeremy Scott and adidas joints, these are always an alternative. They'll be available on MWP's website here.

[via Courtside Access]