Ron Artest Promotes New Single as Lakers Win NBA Title

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No one expected Artest to charge in the crowd during the Pacers-Pistons game and start a brawl. No one expected an NBA basketball player to drink Hennessey at halftime of games. If we have learned one thing with Ron Artest, it’s to expect the unexpected.

After the Lakers championship victory, Doris Burke interviewed Ron Artest.

When most players win a championship they like to thank their parents and sometimes even credit God.  Ron Artest certainly isn’t like most people.

By Justin Mertes-Mistretta

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Fun with a Crazy Ron Artest Conversation

By Paul M. Banks

The Lakers’ Ron Artest reminds me of perhaps my favorite all-time “Deep Thought” by Jack Handey. The series of ’90s Saturday Night Live aphorisms and witticisms once included this gem “If you ever know a mad scientist, the best time to be around him is when he’s going mad, but not completely mad- because that’s when he’ll throw the best parties.”

And since Artest is not totally crazy, but partially crazy- he makes the best interview subject of all NBA players. Especially when you consider his interview resides in a world of “we just gotta keep working hard, and work harder” and “I’m just focused on the team goals, none of that individual stuff.”