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Artest first voted off Dancing With The Stars

Posted on: September 20, 2011 10:35 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

After failing to impress with his opening night cha-cha, Metta World Peace's run on "Dancing With The Stars" is over almost as quickly as it began.

CBSSports.com's Ken Berger's tweet last night summed it up pretty well: "Butchering the cha cha, hitting on Brooke Burke, and looking overweight. Ron Artest did himself no favors." Can't imagine why he was voted off.

Artest scored a total of 14 points out of a possible 30 for his cha-cha, which was the lowest of the 12 contestants. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba called Artest's performance "eccentric, yet kind of sexy" but Len Goodman remarked Artest's dancing was just "shimmying about" and "all sizzle and no sausage." I don't even want to know what that means.

He definitely wasn't a favorite, but athletes have fared pretty well on the show in the past. Kurt Warner was a finalist and Emmitt Smith, Hines Ward and Apollo Anton Ohno all won. Artest though, didn't even make it past the first week.

Then again, the bright side: We're spared having to a) report on this and b) watch Artest shake and shimmy around while wearing leather chaps and a vest with no shirt on underneath. Even though Artest lost, I think we're all winners.

I'm going to choose to believe this was a conspiracy because the NBA season is about to start and Artest needs to have time to get ready for training camps. I mean, how else do you explain him being the first to go, especially when you consider Nancy Grace was also a contenstant?
Comments

Since: Aug 1, 2009
Posted on: September 21, 2011 9:27 pm
 

Artest first voted off Dancing With The Stars

and you can dance? this aint no county line danceing you clown



Since: Aug 21, 2007
Posted on: September 21, 2011 5:12 pm
 

Artest first voted off Dancing With The Stars

This guy is No Dennis Rodman. This guys an idiot thug. DR never ran into the stands to fight fans.
And this guy sure isn't a HOF player either.



Since: May 17, 2007
Posted on: September 21, 2011 4:25 pm
 

Artest first voted off Dancing With The Stars

So do I have to be the one to say it.....Black guys can't dance!!!  They all get on the dance floor and "do this"



Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: September 21, 2011 3:56 pm
 

Artest first voted off Dancing With The Stars

Anyone notice Ron Artest is trying so hard to be the next Dennis Rodman? Fights on court, dyes his hair blond and dances like a white guy! Last I check black guys were suppose to know how to dance! (ex. emitt smith won dwts!) Poor piece of sh*t just wants attention and he did. Couldnt even talk right after he got booted off stage. Maybe Athletes should continue their education or spend some of their millions of dollars hiring a speech coach for when they grab a microphone and talk like a 16 yr old.



Since: Oct 31, 2009
Posted on: September 21, 2011 1:49 pm
 

Artest first voted off Dancing With The Stars

I don't gett the name "Metta World Peace" and I agree with the people that don't get the name changing.  However with one notable exception, I liked Chad Ochiocinco's name change, it was him basically giving Roger Godell the middle finger, and since I can stand the commish, I like it anytime someone sticks it to him, and the former Chad Johnson did just that.
 



Since: Mar 27, 2009
Posted on: September 21, 2011 1:35 pm
 

Artest first voted off Dancing With The Stars

Didn't watch the dance episode, but caught some of the elimination show last night, as the wife had the program on.  Ron Artest is definitely a unique individual, but he must have been a pretty awful dancer since he got shown the door against competition like Chaz Bono and Nancy Grace.  I will never watch this show ever again since the producers have decided to bring in all the controversial "stars" the last few years (many of which have rap sheets or make me want to vomit every time they speak).  Can't believe this show is still popular, but never underestimate the infatuation the American public has with so-called "celebrities"!



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: September 21, 2011 10:15 am
 

Artest first voted off Dancing With The Stars

Seriously....Ron can't dance!  However, he can dance better than that thing referred to as Chaz Bono.  Do you think their is an agenda for keeping that freak on the show?  The dude (if that is what you refer to it as) has a body like a rectangle and a head like an eggplant.  Makes me want to vomit every time I see it.  Get rid of it so we can move forward to watching the hot chicks and whatever partner they are dancing with.  Get Chastity off of the show!



Since: Nov 1, 2006
Posted on: September 21, 2011 9:54 am
 

Artest first voted off Dancing With The Stars

I read somewhere years ago that Lloyd Free's friends used to call him "World." And he wasn't a media creation. He was just a baller who didn't like to pass, even to Dr. J. He didn't change his name trying to make some ridiculous sociological statement. He just could do that 360 dunk with ease and that was that. I dont watch the show but saw the video on this website. Metta's dancing was bad enough to make me puke.



Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: September 21, 2011 5:31 am
 

Artest first voted off Dancing With The Stars

     I agree, Bosox.  Unless a name change is catchy, like World B. Free was, people will still probably use the former.  As for the Hitler comment, there was a couple in New Jersey who were Aryan supremists who did just that.



Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: September 21, 2011 12:12 am
 

Artest first voted off Dancing With The Stars

Why is this show called "Dancing with the Stars" when there's rarely a star even on the show?  If/when the NBA starts back up, I'm hoping the Lakers manage a way to part ways with Ron Ron.  He's useless!!!!!


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