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The Funniest Thing Ron Artest Ever Said

HOUSTON - APRIL 24:  Forward Shane Battier #31 huddles with Aaron Brooks #0, Luis Scola #4, Yao Ming #11 and Ron Artest #96 of the Houston Rockets in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on April 24, 2009 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Dustin RoederCorrespondent IMay 1, 2009

Ron Artest showed extreme hustle last night. With 1:30 left in the game, and Houston pretty much having this one locked up, Artest dove into the stands after a loose ball.

No turnover due to hustle.

Asked about it after the game, Artest said he was setting an example for younger players.

"I don't think they understood how important a turnover was, how important it was not to turn the ball over," Artest said. "Every possession counts. Reggie Miller told me that when I was in Indiana, and I just try to...pass it on to the young fellas."

Another reporter asked about his "off-court" appearance after the game. Are you ready for it?

Artest responded: "I've been in the stands before."

After laughter filled the room, Artest added, "but this time at home court." I love Artest.

Could the Rockets get rid of Tracy McGrady, and keep Artest? That would be much better I think.

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