Catching Up With Ron Artest: Talks Music Career, New Shoe, All-Star Weekend

It’s about that time again, when fans and celebrities come to watch and take part in the NBA All-Star Weekend festivities. Ron Artest, current Lakers’ forward, is no stranger to the NBA All-Star weekend — he was named an All-Star in 2004. Though he may not be participating in the featured events this year, don’t count him out just yet… he has a few surprises in store. Ballerstatus spoke to Artest this week, as he shared his plans this weekend…
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Ron Artest Says He Likes Being A Laker, Despite Reports

Despite a recent report from ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, which said that Lakers’ Ron Artest wants out of L.A., the outspoken forward says that entirely untrue. In a recent ESPN report, Artest says he’s still happy as a Laker and isn’t interested in playing elsewhere. “No, definitely not,” Artest said. Stein cited a source close to Artest, who claimed the 11-year NBA veteran is unhappy with his limited role in the team’s offense…
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Lakers’ Ron Artest Says He Plans To Auction Off NBA Championship Ring

When the Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA title last season for the second straight time, it was Ron Artest’s first … and also the first time he earn a championship ring. But, the outspoken Lakers foward is setting things up so he’ll be motivated again this upcoming NBA season, because he’s auctioning off that first ring he just won. According to an ESPN report, Artest is auctioning his ring to raise money for mental health counseling in schools…
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Los Angeles Lakers’ Ron Artest on ‘Chelsea Lately’

Still basking in the NBA Finals win and championship with the Los Angeles Lakers, the team’s Game 7 hero Ron Artest appears on Chelsea Handler’s daily show, “Chelsea Lately,” to talk about his first NBA title, his week of partying in celebration, his crazy pants and why he wore them to get at Chelsea herself. Ron also talks about his music career, while joking and laughing.
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Ron Artest Hooks Up Two Fans With Courtside Finals Tickets

Since 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…
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