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Ron Artest on ‘Leaving the Bench’ Rule

March 12th, 2009

Ron-Ron and his coach think it should be revised: “Though the Rockets might have benefited from Lamar Odom’s suspension, Rockets coach Rick Adelman and forward Ron Artest, who would have matched up with Odom, argued Wednesday that the rule that led to Odom’s suspension should be changed…’I don’t agree with (the rule),’ Adelman said. ‘I think each instance should be evaluated based on what actually happened.

Kobe and Artest’s ‘Conversation’

March 12th, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
Going into Houston last night, the Lakers were in the midst of a three-game road losing streak, and Kobe Bryant wasn’t exactly feeling chipper. And that was before Ron Artest began jawing at him.
With the Lakers trailing headed into the second half, the two stars started going at it, and that’s when the trouble began for Ron-Ron. Their chat went something like this:

Apathy in NJ

March 12th, 2009

The losing doesn’t seem to bother the players enough, and that’s driving at least one beat writer a little batty: “We say this with all the equanimity and detachment we can muster at a time like this, but it has to be asked: When the hell is somebody going to kick down a door?