Even if you hate the Lakers you still have to love Artest and all the goofy stuff that he does. Here are some of my favorite Artest memories throughout his career in no particular order. Please comment with any other memorable moments that I may have missed.
Artest is known for his defense but sometimes he uses unconventional methods.
But of course he apologizes afterwards with a song.
If you are paying to get a haircut and are not going to Artest's barber, you are getting ripped off.
Just Check out all the different styles this man has pulled off:
Artest's Hair Styles
"Ron Artest has a look in his eye that is very scary"
After the melee, people for sure knew who Artest was and that he did not mess around. When Rasheed Wallace is the one trying to break up things up, there is not much to say. He might be second on my list of classic NBA players.
Artest Talks about the Brawl Later:
Interview on the Brawl
"I lay on tables a lot"
First he replaces him on the Lakers, now this. Artest ompletely disrespected him, and Ariza didn't even know how to respond.
This series of events may just be the greatest thing ever.
"I definitely want to thank my doctor, doctor Sandy, my psychiatrist. She really helped me to relax a lot"
Then later on...
"Kobe passed me the ball, and I shot a three! And Phil didn't want me to shoot the three, and I heard him because he is the Zen Master so he can speak to you. 'Ron don't shoot, don't shoot.' I said whatever bong three, yes!"
"Well uhhh I've been in the stands before"
"I used to drink Hennessy...at halftime," Artest says in the interview, which hits newsstands this week. "I (kept it) in my locker. I'd just walk to the liquor store (near the stadium) and get it."
Ron Artest asked followers on Twitter why they would want to hang out with him and Mark Lovretovich, Mr. Dodgeball, responed to his tweet asking him to play dodgeball. Of course Artest comes through and shows up to the game. Plus dodgeball has been banned in some public schools so it clearly is a sport he would be able to take out some aggression in.
Get under the head of Ron Artest as he interviews himself and more. Is he really crazy or is it just your perception of him that makes him seem that way?
Some other goodies.
Kings vs. Jazz:
Ron Artest - Still Crazy
Ron Artest says Roy is the best player he ever played against:
"Outside a guy from my hood in Queensbridge"
"I think Charles is probably a bit overrated"