Ron Artest: LA Lakers Forward Breaks Up Fist-Fight Outside of Club
Ron Artest played the role of a super hero outside of club on Hollywood Blvd over the weekend.
The LA Lakers forward that recently announced he changed his name to "Metta World Peace" was at a club and decided to call it a night. On his walk to the car he spotted a male and female fighting each other. Punches were being thrown and the women was taking lots of them.
Artest was less than amused and decided to play peacemaker. He stepped in and broke the two apart from each other and lived up to his new name. It was a odd sequence of events, but Artest certainly did his part as a good samaritan. He spoke with TMZ about the incident:
Unfortunately there was a situation at the club and some people had too much to drink, and got unruly and aggressive. I tried to diffuse the situation. Some people just don't think clearly when they've had too much to drink -- it's an unfortunate reality.
You can check out the video at TMZ.com.
Can you imagine getting in a fight and having Artest break it up?
His days as a reckless and violent person are in the rear view mirror, but imagine the look of horror on the guys face when he looks at the face of the person trying to break up his fight. He may be able to beat up a drunk girl...but Artest is a whole different ballgame.
The new and more tranquil Artest seemed to get involved purely to breakup the fight and that's another sign of the maturity Artest has displayed the past few years.
The brawl at the palace is a very distant memory and Artest is really starting to emerge as a odd but extremely friendly and approachable person. His play on the court may be declining faster than he would hope, but his off the court antics have improved tremendously.
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