Reason To Be Scared? I Think So

Ryan WilsonContributor IJuly 2, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 17:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers is covered by Ron Artest #96 of the Houston Rockets in the third quarter of Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 17, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. 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 Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Enough said in the title. I am a diehard celtics fan and this move worries me. I wasnt worried at first when I heard the rumors that Artest wantd to be in LA and LA wanted him there to because i figured that they wouldnt be able to afford him but i guess my nightmare just became a reality and now everyone else in the league should beware because this puts the lakers in position to be ok to let go of Ariza and be even better next year without really doing anything but letting go one of if not the most important role player from last years playoffs, and adding Artest. this move should reassure kobe yet again that lakers management, jerry buss in particular, are willing to do anything and everything to keep him happy and the lakers in the hunt for at least three more years, at least. I hate this but at least it will give the celitcs a chance to beat the lakers in the finals again... i hope?