You have to give it to Metta World Peace — he’ll often do something that will have you scratching your head.
This week it was reported that Metta World Peace (should we call him Peace? World Peace? MWP?) will wear a new sneaker that has panda arms on the side and a panda bear head on the top when he makes his debut in the Chinese Basketball Association.
The shoes will be available in black and white, and will be sold on Metta’s website. The site already features black and white panda t-shirts.
With an estimated 1.3 billion people living in China, that could mean a lot of cheddar for Metta.
Metta will play with the Sichuan Blue Whales of the CBA, where Stephon Marbury became a star in his post NBA career by winning a championship with the Beijing Ducks in 2012 and 2014.
When Metta signed his contract, he also announced that he was changing his name to “The Panda’s Friend.”
While the Metta World Peace basketball shoe is unique, it’s not original. Another shoe maker, adidas, is already selling panda shoes.