Ron Artest Hooks Up Two Fans With Courtside Finals Tickets

Ron ArtestSince he’s making his first appearance in the NBA Finals, the Lakers’ Ron Artest is in the giving mood and the fans are benefiting.

The sometimes controversial NBA forward reportedly purchased two court side seats to Game 1 of the NBA Finals, which the Lakers won on Thursday (June 3), and gave them away to the fans.

According to TMZ, the tickets — which went for a whopping $9,000 a pop — were given away on Los Angeles’ Power 106 radio station Thursday morning, but the winners had no idea Artest paid from them outta his own pocket.

“Most of my fans can’t afford the ticket prices to come to any of the games, let alone the Finals,” the NBA player told TMZ. “I wanted to treat a fan to something they would normally never have access to, so they could feel like one of the stars for the night.”

Artest continued, saying he feels like a regular person and is just so excited about making his first Finals appearance.

“I wanted to be able to share my first Finals experience with one of my regular fans,” he said.

The Lakers took a 1-0 lead in the series against the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. Game 2 goes down on Sunday (June 6).

  1. How does Ron Artest know the random winners off the radio are even his fans, could of been a lucky irish winner!

    Just a thought!


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