Metta World Peace, aka Panda Friend, aka Ron Artest just changed the sneaker game, and we're still trying to figure out if it's a good thing. World Peace will be playing for the Sichuan Blue Whales in China this season, and to accompany his new "Panda Friend" name, the ex-NBA bad boy will lace up these Panda-themed sneakers.
Available in two colors, the Panda headed sneaker was originally rumored to be detachable, but Metta quickly refuted that claim.
The bear is not detachable. The Teddy bear is a permanent and is the pandas friend! The ears on the side are also not detachable. Enjoy
— mettaworldpeace.com (@MettaWorldPeace) September 22, 2014
While you may think this is just some crazy joke by Metta, which wouldn't be surprising, the shoes are actually available for purchase through his website. Still not sure where to stand on this, but Metta is always willing to try new things and keep his name at the center of attention, and you can't blame him for that.