The Panda’s Friend’s New Signature Basketball Shoe Is Basically A Stuffed Animal


You wouldn’t expect the artist formerly known as Metta World Peace to wear ordinary shoes when he takes the court for the Sichuan Blue Whales this season.

And he won’t.

He’ll wear these abominations.

In his own words:

“…before every game, I will be wearing the white or black shoes. The top part of the shoe has a panda on it. I will be throwing it to a friend in the crowd. The person who catches it will be the Panda’s Friend of the day.” 

After some initial confusion, it’s been confirmed the  bear does not detach from the shoes. And why would it? Nothing says peak athletic performance like an oversized stuffed animal noggin bouncing around all over the place.

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[H/T: The Sporting News]

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