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BPo001
07-02-2009, 06:52 PM
Sounds that way..

http://ken-berger.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/11838893/15861966?source=rss_blogs_NBA

sefant77
07-02-2009, 07:09 PM
The past months i thought often what would be if Kobe would get his will when he was the sulking little baby and they traded Bynum + Brown for JO (= no Gasol).

Fisher
Kobe
Ariza/Walton
Odom
JO

I doubt Artest would sign there....

Bryant is such a lucky assmonkey, its allready disgusting.

me770706
07-02-2009, 08:30 PM
it's done. 3 years 18 mil. wow. what a steal

Underdog
07-02-2009, 09:02 PM
I wonder how many Rockets fans have jumped off a bridge in the past week...

Flacolaco
07-02-2009, 09:05 PM
Next season is pretty pointless.

horse900703
07-02-2009, 09:13 PM
wow, thats crazy. 09-10 NBA Champion: L.A. Lakers.

MavsFanFinley
07-02-2009, 09:32 PM
Insane. Just sick.

What's up with Ariza choosing the Rockets though? It's not like they'll be winning anything in the next few years.

Underdog
07-02-2009, 09:38 PM
What's up with Ariza choosing the Rockets though? It's not like they'll be winning anything in the next few years.

True, especially when you consider that Portland was gunning for him...

fluid.forty.one
07-02-2009, 09:52 PM
If Laker fans thought Ariza's defense was good...

Janett_Reno
07-02-2009, 10:02 PM
Amazing, who's next to the Lakers, Kidd or David Lee. Look at what happened to Houston as they can not catch a break. Ming could be gone forever, McGrady probably gone, Artest gone, Mutombo retired. I will be rooting for the team that plays the lakers.

FINtastic
07-02-2009, 10:47 PM
Uh, am I alone in thinking that Artest may not jive with the Lakers? I didn't watch a ton of Lakers games other than the playoffs, but I always thought Ariza was pretty good for the role he was in, and it sounds like he is gone. Maybe he's just one of those contract-year type of players, but I kind of liked him.

Artest is a guy who is going to take his shots, and some of them will be head-scratchers. I can't see Kobe being thrilled with a player like Ron, who isn't really an efficient scorer, taking shots away from him. And while Gasol has been pretty good taking a backseat to Kobe at times on offense, is he going to be as willing with Artest? And if he is, are the Lakers really better off if Artest is taking shots away from Gasol?

On paper it sounded like a good move, but the more I thought about it, the more I began to wonder about it.

Underdog
07-02-2009, 10:49 PM
Uh, am I alone in thinking that Artest may not jive with the Lakers?

Timebomb...

Flacolaco
07-02-2009, 10:50 PM
Well...it's Phil. So...I have to think he can keep Artest in their game plan.

Speaking of...did Phil make a decision about next year and coaching the home games and all of that?

Underdog
07-02-2009, 10:59 PM
Speaking of...did Phil make a decision about next year and coaching the home games and all of that?

Not yet...

FINtastic
07-02-2009, 11:00 PM
Drat, Hollinger's take on this trade is espn insider content. Anyone know what it says?

MavsFanFinley
07-02-2009, 11:03 PM
Fans can only hope Artest has a blow up.

Kobe can't have too big a problem with it as they met in LA to discuss things.

Artest might take some questionable shots but it's not like he'll be handling the ball as much as he did in Houston either. He'll get as many open looks as Ariza did and should take those.

MaVs 41 BaLler
07-02-2009, 11:09 PM
Ok....well I think at this moment we are officially out of the picture....
Just trade Dirk to the cavs and I'll be happy.

FINtastic
07-02-2009, 11:12 PM
Fans can only hope Artest has a blow up.

Kobe can't have too big a problem with it as they met in LA to discuss things.

It's always a lot easier to be happy in a relationship before you move in together...

And I'm sure Kobe is happy now. I can also remember a time when TO was happy with Romo as well (and vice-versa).

And I don't know whether it will be Artest blowing up so much as just not fitting in on-court. And one more thing, is this going to make Odom harder to re-sign? I have to admit, I haven't kept up with the Lakers' salary cap information and how they plan to spend it.

Underdog
07-02-2009, 11:22 PM
http://scottandholman.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/ron_artest_kobe_bryant.jpg
http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/05/08/alg_kobe-artest.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_srPkedwBmww/Sg3W4PKfg4I/AAAAAAAAFGo/GJ5SW-bF_KM/s400/05_artest_kobe.jpg
http://www.omgmyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/kobe_bryant_ron_artest_1.jpg

clutch#41
07-02-2009, 11:40 PM
whats next..lebron signing with the lakers next year??? lol

BGMaverick9
07-02-2009, 11:42 PM
Well...it's Phil. So...I have to think he can keep Artest in their game plan.

Speaking of...did Phil make a decision about next year and coaching the home games and all of that?

Artest was on the 10 pm Sportscenter and they asked about Phil and Ron said he had a good chat with Phil tonight and something along the lines of he's my coach.

CadBane
07-03-2009, 12:15 AM
People complain about Artest's ill-advised shots...it's true...but c'mon, the man shot 40% from three last year even with some bad shots...he also put up 5 boards and 3 assists plus stellar D. It's hard to spin this one.

Flacolaco
07-03-2009, 12:16 AM
http://www.omgmyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/kobe_bryant_ron_artest_1.jpg

Ah, the web 2.0

There's nothing not to love. <--- double negatives are in.

Janett_Reno
07-03-2009, 02:33 AM
Oh it's no spin. Now one less great defensive player to guard Kobe. If you make him stand and tell him to never take a shot, he will help the lakers, cause he will rebound and play great defense but he can shoot well.

I don't think the Lakers are done. As good as Fisher is, they might go after another pg. The young guys they have are good but they never stop loading up. Let's watch what the Spurs do to counter. Bowen had got older but him and Kobe had some good battles also. It needs to be some physical players in the west besides Artest that will bump and get physical with Kobe because if they don't, he will have a walk in the park.

It makes me wonder when Dwight Howard, Lebron and maybe even Rondo might go on out to LA.

mac222b
07-03-2009, 02:44 AM
Uh, am I alone in thinking that Artest may not jive with the Lakers? I didn't watch a ton of Lakers games other than the playoffs, but I always thought Ariza was pretty good for the role he was in, and it sounds like he is gone. Maybe he's just one of those contract-year type of players, but I kind of liked him.

Artest is a guy who is going to take his shots, and some of them will be head-scratchers. I can't see Kobe being thrilled with a player like Ron, who isn't really an efficient scorer, taking shots away from him. And while Gasol has been pretty good taking a backseat to Kobe at times on offense, is he going to be as willing with Artest? And if he is, are the Lakers really better off if Artest is taking shots away from Gasol?

On paper it sounded like a good move, but the more I thought about it, the more I began to wonder about it.

You have a valid point. Chemistry may suffer.

mac222b
07-03-2009, 02:59 AM
Why does it seem like each new day brings news seemingly designed to make the Mavs offseason appear puny and insignificant in comparison...
Foye, Miller, RJ, VC, Shaq, Artest, Zach Randolph!(kidding: )
the F'ing Wizards have had a better offseason than we have!
not to mention the spurs,lakers,magic,cavs,pistons etc.

badfish22
07-03-2009, 03:28 AM
You have a valid point. Chemistry may suffer.

http://feigningenius.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/jerry-jones.jpg

"Chemistry is overrated, dumb ass."

Dtownsfinest
07-03-2009, 05:46 AM
The rich just gets richer.

MavsWiLLHaVeRinGs
07-03-2009, 06:49 AM
If the Celtics get Rasheed, the Lakers, Cavs and Celtics are all three a lock to be in the NBA Finals.

GuerillaBlack
07-03-2009, 07:30 AM
As for the news today, forget you Ron Artest. Signing for $18 million for three years? Really? I wouldn't care if it was to the Cavs, but the LAKERS? After that series we had with them? I could see it coming. Artest has been in LA since we lost to them. Hell, I even saw/met him there last week and was wondering why he was still in LA. But $18 million for three years? We couldn't offer him that, instead of just the one year deal? Morey has disappointed this off-season.

Amazing how one player can ruin an ENTIRE team's offseason. If the report had came out that Yao Ming had recovered or was recovering well, Ron Artest would probably be signing with the Rockets.

We got Trevor Ariza though, who does have some upside. Still, Ariza is a better fit with the Lakers and Artest with the Rockets.

Dirkenstien
07-03-2009, 08:03 AM
Man, I just don't know what to say except Bynum, Gasol, Odom, Artest, and Kobe Bryant all on the same team is just rediculous. Not to mention they have a decent bench as well.

Not sure the Mavs can keep up with that kind of talent. Barring some kind of miracle trade our window just slammed shut.

EricaLubarsky
07-08-2009, 07:24 PM
Artest is going to wear 37 in honor of Michael Jackson's Thriller staying at number 1 on the pop charts for that many weeks. WTH?

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-crowe8-2009jul08,0,4740335.story

SMC0007
07-08-2009, 07:35 PM
Artest is going to wear 37 in honor of Michael Jackson's Thriller staying at number 1 on the part charts for that many weeks. WTH?

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-crowe8-2009jul08,0,4740335.story


Yeah. I think that dude is the most clueless human being in sports! It disgusts me hearing him speak. I am so damn glad he isn't here and I'm surprised that he has made it in life as long as he has. I look for him to kill over from stupidity or some sort before too long. Do I hope that happens YES, but no, but if no one is reading this then yes, one less retard having influence on young people. But since thats wrong to say I guess I can just say I'm thankful that Dirk (and co) don't have to hear him constantly!!!!

antoinewalker
07-13-2009, 11:03 AM
As for the news today, forget you Ron Artest. Signing for $18 million for three years? Really? I wouldn't care if it was to the Cavs, but the LAKERS? After that series we had with them? I could see it coming. Artest has been in LA since we lost to them. Hell, I even saw/met him there last week and was wondering why he was still in LA. But $18 million for three years? We couldn't offer him that, instead of just the one year deal? Morey has disappointed this off-season.

Amazing how one player can ruin an ENTIRE team's offseason. If the report had came out that Yao Ming had recovered or was recovering well, Ron Artest would probably be signing with the Rockets.

We got Trevor Ariza though, who does have some upside. Still, Ariza is a better fit with the Lakers and Artest with the Rockets.
why are you so surprised artest chose to sign with the lakers? the rockets only offered him a 1-year deal. why would he stay with the rockets?

option A: sign with rockets for a 1-year deal, play without yao ming and tracy mcgrady, have no chance at a ring
option B: sign with the lakers for a multi-year deal, play with kobe bryant and pau gasol, have an excellent chance at a ring

the choice is easy.

Usually Lurkin
07-13-2009, 12:32 PM
If the Celtics get Rasheed, the Lakers, Cavs and Celtics are all three a lock to be in the NBA Finals.

A 3 team tournament for the finals??? It is all about the cash!

Dirkenstien
07-13-2009, 01:18 PM
The more I think about it the more I wonder why LA got all hot for Artest. Artest is a talent but Ariza seems to be a better player for their system. Why mess with a good thing? There's a lot of potential for that situation to go wrong.

Dtownsfinest
07-13-2009, 02:07 PM
Artest is going to wear 37 in honor of Michael Jackson's Thriller staying at number 1 on the pop charts for that many weeks. WTH?

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-crowe8-2009jul08,0,4740335.story

Considering that people have committed suicide over Michael Jackson's death I think wearing the number 37 in honor of him doesn't sound too bad.

Stranger
11-01-2009, 08:04 PM
Well, it won't last... but it's fun to compare their current stats:

Ron Artest:

G MIN FGM-A FG% 3PM-A 3P% FTM-A FT% OFF DEF TOT STL BLK TO PF AST PTS
2 32.0 4-16 .250 2-9 .222 3-9 .333 1.0 3.0 4.0 1.50 .00 4.00 3.50 3.5 6.5

Trevor Ariza:

G MIN FGM-A FG% 3PM-A 3P% FTM-A FT% OFF DEF TOT STL BLK TO PF AST PTS
3 38.3 23-46 .500 11-21 .524 13-19 .684 1.0 2.7 3.7 1.67 .33 4.00 4.00 3.3 23.3

Dirkenstien
11-02-2009, 09:20 AM
Ariza has been electric so far this season.

RePLAY
11-08-2009, 11:59 AM
Ron Artest is looking great so far. He's been locking down the best player on the opposing team while Kobe cant use his energy on offense.

EricaLubarsky
11-09-2009, 03:21 PM
Artest gets his own babysitter
http://www.realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/62649/20091108/lakers_hire_chuck_person_to_help_with_artest/

When Ron Artest went into Houston this past week to take on his old team, he and former Laker Trevor Ariza got into an early battle. As Ariza recounted, after the Lakers won in OT, Artest "tried to put his hands on my neck. Nobody is going to try to put their hands on my neck or punk me. That ain't happening. But I don't have any hard feelings. It was just emotions, you might say. It doesn't matter."

Artest concurred with Ariza's version, saying, "I wanted to grab his throat because he hit me with an elbow, but I didn't," Artest said. "It was a thought, you know, but then I thought about David Stern, and said 'OK, I'm not going to do this.'"

If Artest is thinking of the commissioner in the heat of battle and it prevents him from doing something stupid, a la running into the stands to take on drunken and unruly fans, then that's a sign that he's matured.

But just to make sure, the Lakers have brought on an Artest confidant, former Pacers executive Chuck Person, to be a special assistant. The night of the riot, Person was the one who covered Artest's head as debris rained down from the stands, and rushed him into the locker room.

Dirkenstien
11-09-2009, 04:02 PM
Artest gets his own babysitter
http://www.realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/62649/20091108/lakers_hire_chuck_person_to_help_with_artest/

Dude is just a bit crazy.

EricaLubarsky
12-02-2009, 01:30 PM
Artest admits to boozing, wanting to continue Palace battle
http://www.sportingnews.com/nba/article/2009-12-02/sn-conversation-ron-artest-i-was-head-case
On the 2004 brawl in Detroit for which Artest was suspended 73 games and lost $7 million in salary: "It wasn't my fault. … I don't see anything I could have done different. The only thing I could have done was have God pause time so I could have said, 'Oh, look, you're about to run in some stands, so stop.'"
On his feelings toward Ben Wallace, the Pistons center whose altercation with Artest touched off the melee in Detroit: "I see Ben, I'm on my guard now. I'm always in the mood to fight him. … I'll get suspended 10 games, 15 games (because) I'll just fight him right there. It won't go into the stands."
"I used to drink Hennessy … at halftime," Artest says in the interview, which hits newsstands this week. "I (kept it) in my locker. I'd just walk to the liquor store (near the stadium) and get it."