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Ron Artest

  1. Ron Artest just says no

    Oct 11, 2010, 12:36 PM EDT

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    On the California ballot next month is a measure that would legalize marijuana use in the state. Not just medical marijuana, we’re talking flat out legalize. Which if passed (two recent polls had it leading, with younger voters supporting it overwhelmingly, across party lines) will lead to fun legal battles with the federal government. Your…

  2. Best part of NBA 2K11 for Ron Artest? His song.

    Oct 10, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

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    “I’m done with music. I’m a success.” Ron Artest is not done with music. He was joking around after talking about how his song Champions is going to sell one million copies — because it is part of the soundtrack for NBA 2K11. He was talking with the amazing Kevin Ding of the Orange County…

  3. Ron Artest, NFL tight end? Boxer?

    Oct 7, 2010, 9:36 AM EDT

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    Apparently Ron Artest is tired of seeing his name on ProBasketballTalk and wants to see his name on ProFootballTalk. And do some boxing. Basically he just wants to fill up Michael David Smith’s twitter time line. From Hoopshype: After I’m done with my basketball career, I want to box and I wanna play football -probably…

  4. Quote of the day, Ron Artest wants LA to trade the Clippers for the NFL's Chargers

    Sep 21, 2010, 9:32 AM EDT

    “Maybe we can swap, the Chargers for the Clippers. No disrespect to the Clippers. You can have them back. I don’t mean that in a disrespectful way. I really like the Clippers, but I feel they deserve their own fan base because in L.A. they’re overshadowed. The Clippers deserve a shot at having their own…

  5. Ron Artest to sell his championship ring to raise money for mental health awareness

    Sep 9, 2010, 8:30 AM EDT

    Ron Artest does not do things half way. Not on the court — if he is after you defensively he is Pit Bull relentless. Not off the court, which the many tales of his youthful imbibing can attest to. And not with charity work. We told you recently Artest was appearing with congresswoman Grace F.…

  6. Ron Artest cited for driving mini racecar on the streets

    Sep 8, 2010, 8:21 AM EDT

    At least he was wearing a helmet… Ron Artest was pulled over recently for driving an Eagle Roadster on the streets of Los Angeles, according to TMZ (which has a photo of the incident). An Eagle Roadster is a customized, street legal, two-seater (inline) car designed to look like an open-wheel Indy Car (see the…

  7. Ron Artest to talk to children about mental health (yes, we're serious)

    Sep 2, 2010, 2:59 PM EDT

    Ron Artest, mental health spokesman. It’s true. From our friends at the San Gabriel Valley Tribune comes the news that Artest has teamed with Congresswoman Grace Napolitano to raise awareness of mental health and mental health programs for youth. He’ll be speaking at a school in Montebello (a suburban area of Los Angeles). As always…

  8. Quote of the day: Ron Artest wants to be villain in next "Twilight" movie

    Aug 30, 2010, 3:06 PM EDT

    “I wish I could be in the [Twilight] movie and be like the villain. I want to be the big bad one that just eats everybody. … I want to eat Edward and Jacob.” – Los Angeles Laker Ron Artest, on attending the “Twilight” premiere (as told to the Rise Guys on KHTK in Sacramento).…

  9. Brandon Jennings: "I guess in three years, me, Tyreke Evans, and Stephen Curry should team up, too."

    Aug 29, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

    Brandon Jennings has weighed in to TMZ on all the team-ups going on and it’s about what you’d expect. He says that all these team-ups that are going on (and he lumps Boston in with Miami) are bad because it lowers the competition, that “everyone’s trying to play together instead of competing.” He mentions he’s…

  10. Ron Artest isn't buying what Doc Rivers is selling

    Aug 25, 2010, 1:47 PM EDT

    We told you yesterday Doc Rivers said the Lakers “still have not beaten our starting five,” implying that if Kendrick Perkins had been healthy for Game 7 the outcome would have been different. The Lakers were quiet on that. Phil Jackson probably didn’t notice, Kobe Bryant probably mentally filed that away in the “anger/motivation” file…

  11. Michael Jackson tribute ends, Ron Artest switching to No. 15 jersey

    Aug 20, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

    Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” was a seven-hit wonder, but Ron Artest’s tribute to the pop star turned out to be a one-year wonder. Ron Artest will be switching to No. 15 next season, the number he wore at St. John’s in college and his first three seasons in the NBA, according to Kevin Ding of the…

  12. Ron Artest: "I partied hard as hell"

    Aug 17, 2010, 7:48 PM EDT

    No Laker has enjoyed the spoils of being a champion this summer like Ron Artest. Then again, no Laker earned the right to party with a great Game 7 of the finals like Ron Artest. And party Ron Artest has, as he said in an interview with FanHouse. It’s been fun — a little too…

  13. Ron Artest and the MetropoliTONS of FUN

    Aug 3, 2010, 5:40 PM EDT

    Ron Artest rapping about Queens and the Mets. Does it get any better than this? (via our sister blog Hardball Talk) For the rap impaired, here are some lyrics: I’m Ron Artest, gettin’ crazy as it gets,Flying ’round in jets, rappin’ ’bout the Mets,Born in Queens, raised in Shea,Grabbin’ a shake shack with my man…

  14. Ron Artest is far more self-aware than you gave him credit for

    Aug 1, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

    Ron Artest may or may not be crazy, you can make the call on that. But the man is not simple. As fans we tend to think of professional athletes as two dimensional, and we tend to care far more about what they do at their job than we do about them as people. We…

  15. Want to hear "Champion" by Ron Artest? Buy NBA2K11.

    Jul 30, 2010, 2:28 PM EDT

    The marketing hook for NBA2K11 is Michael Jordan. Because he still sells. Jordan will be on the cover and inside the game will be eight vintage Jordan teams you can play. And a Ron Artest song. Artest’s “Champion” is one of the 27 tracks that will be part of the soundtrack for the most popular…

  16. Ron Artest interviews Ron Artest

    Jul 28, 2010, 4:04 PM EDT

    One summer double scoop of Ron Artest coming right up. Bless the people at ESPN, who not only came up with the idea of Ron Artest interviewing Ron Artest, but had the technology to put it together. (Thanks to Trey Kerby at Ball Don’t Lie for finidng this.) Because you can never get too much …

  17. Ron Artest is not a good dodgeball player

    Jul 27, 2010, 10:59 AM EDT

    Yes, that is Ron Artest playing with Team Zankou Chicken in a Los Angeles dodgeball league game (thank you Brothers K at the Land O’ Lakers for finding this). Don’t believe me, follow the link to his entrance. Yes, that is Ron Artest getting eliminated by a skinny guy with a beard and a sidearm…

  18. Lakers Championship Parade Highlights

    Jun 22, 2010, 9:20 AM EDT

    Ron Artest with a cigar and a top hat. No other sentence can motivate you to watch the highlights of the Lakers championship parade more. Oh, yea, there are shots of Kobe, too.

  19. Video NBA finals: 'Crazy Pills' Artest on the mic

    Jun 18, 2010, 1:19 PM EDT

    When the Lakers won last night, people had a variety of reactions. Some cried happy tears and hugged their loves ones. Some drank champagne. Others beat up some cops and broke some stuff. A lot of people did that, actually. But Ron Artest? He was just humble and wanted to party. And when the Lakers…

  20. Ron Artest mythology may soon have a life of its own

    Jun 18, 2010, 12:35 PM EDT

    Tales of Ron Artest’s zany exploits are hardly new to the NBA scene, but it seems that now that he’s a certified NBA champion, they’ll spiral brilliantly out of control. In the best possible way, of course. After a relatively quiet season for all things Ron, Artest busted out everything that makes him so endearing…

  21. NBA finals: Lakers will parade the streets as champions on Monday

    Jun 18, 2010, 11:18 AM EDT

    The Lakers have announced their parade info. It’s time to party with the champions. Again. For the sixteenth time in NBA history. Seventeenth overall. You’d think they’d get tired of it. These parades come as regularly as the St. Patty’s Day one in Boston. But no, of course, nothing beats a title and the Laker…

  22. NBA finals, Lakers Celtics Game 7: Ron Artest leading the break in slow motion

    Jun 18, 2010, 9:45 AM EDT

    When Kobe was cold in the first quarter (and the second, and the third and…) the one Laker that stepped up consistently to make plays was Ron Artest. Here he is in the second quarter with the steal and layup to tie the game at the time. Artest made a number of plays this series…

  23. NBA Finals Lakers Celtics Game 7: "Crazy Pills" Ron Artest validates loonies everywhere with championship performance

    Jun 18, 2010, 2:55 AM EDT

    In his uniform, with confetti raining down upon him in his first moments as an NBA championship, Ron Artest thanked his therapist.  Of course he did.  The man known as ‘Crazy Pills’ became something more in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, knocking down clutch shot after clutch shot, playing within himself, and finally obtaining…

  24. NBA finals, Lakers Celtics Game 5: Lakers problems all stem from their defense, or whatever you call that

    Jun 14, 2010, 12:31 AM EDT

    Phil Jackson was wrong after the game. He was doing what he had to do — he needed to build up his team’s confidence, not tear them down — but that doesn’t mean he was accurate. When questioned about the Lakers defense he did not seem all that disappointed. “They scored 92 points,” Lakers coach…

  25. NBA finals Lakers Celtics Game 3: Blogbook had as many field goals as Ray Allen

    Jun 9, 2010, 12:28 AM EDT

    A collection of thoughts on Game 3 between the L.A. Lakers and Boston Celtics: So here’s the trick. I need to somehow convey that the Celtics and Ray Allen didn’t fail tonight necessarily without sacrificing the respect the Lakers’ defense earned in defending Jesus Shuttlesworth. You see, to say the Lakers shut him down would…

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