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Artest would make $2,500 a month to play in Great Britian

Aug 12, 2011, 4:58 PM EDT

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It’s not about the money.

If Ron Artest goes and plays for the Cheshire Jets — and he really want to — he would make less than most of you reading this. Basically everyone reading this who isn’t a student. And even some of them (especially the “students” playing football at Ohio State).

Artest detailed the salary to the Los Angeles Times.

Artest said he will make between $1,500 to $2,500 a month playing for the Jets, although that’s not definitive since the deal isn’t finalized.

Soon-to-be Metta World Peace would pad that income with marketing opportunities, ways he could raise his profile in Great Britain, such as possibly being on a British soap opera. Although I see Artest as a better fit on an episode of “Dr. Who.”

For Artest, playing overseas is about fun, not the money (he potentially risks the $21 million he has on his NBA deal, although his agent is looking for insurance). That makes his intentions more pure than some big name player signing to play in China because he can help increase his brand and sell more shoes.

  1. cosanostra71 - Aug 12, 2011 at 5:06 PM

    And even some of them (especially the “students” playing football at Ohio State).
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    LOL.

    although to be quite honest being able to void Artest’s not so friendly contract might not be that bad of a thing for the Lakers. As much as I like having him.

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