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.”

Kobe Bryant does work against the Milwaukee Bucks


By Jake McCormick

Editor’s note: For the rest of the season, I’ll be breaking down Milwaukee Bucks games as if they are a national security measure – literally. I’ll be using the Department of Homeland Security’s terrorist color coding system to grade the team, with Green being the highest high and Red being the lowest low. I’m already putting the system to a better use than its current purpose.

George W. Bush once said, “There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — [pauses] – shame on you. Fool me — You can’t get fooled again.” [Read more…]