Tag:Ron Artest
Posted on: October 4, 2011 3:10 pm
Edited on: October 4, 2011 4:14 pm

Artest tweets, 'Yay no lockout'

Posted by Royce Young

UPDATE: Artest was evidently just kidding around. He tweeted, "I'm actually at my sneaker photo shoot. Cop my new grays at footaction !!! I was just playing with yal! Lmao ... Yal should laugh more. Loosen up your buttons like the pyssy cat doll song." I'd laugh more if it was something funny and not something really stupid. "I had alot of people fooled. Just like media. See yal should listen to ur parents. Not media. Believe in yourself. Not others Lol," he also tweeted. I don't know that you had anyone fooled, Metta. More just people annoyed that you made them at least wonder.

Did Ron Artest just break the news of the lockout ending? I suppose we'll have to wait and see as meeting's are still ongoing in New York. But here's what Metta World Peace tweeted:

If you go to ronartest.com, there's nothing really there that indicates any breaking news. Just a song for you to download by his daughter promoting cancer awereness.

Artest isn't claiming he was hacked and hasn't said he was joking yet. But it's not hard to picture this being a lame publicity stunt for Artest's website or something. Which would be for a good cause, but using the lockout to spread the word isn't very cool. A lot of people have a lot riding on these labor negotiations, and not just owners and players.

But Metta World Peace breaking the lockout news? That would be like the most Metta World Peace thing ever. How u.
Category: NBA
Posted on: October 4, 2011 2:20 pm
Edited on: October 4, 2011 2:40 pm

Metta World Peace to fight Rampage Jackson?

Posted by Royce Young

From Dancing with the Stars to the octagon to fight Rampage Jackson.

Wait, what?

Really, you shouldn't be surprised. Because we're talking about Metta World Peace here. We're talking about a guy that changed his name to "Metta World Peace."

It started with Jackson tweeting Artest/World Peace, "Hey @MettaWorldPeace you a beast on the court... we can box a few rounds for charity." And wouldn't you know it, Artest/World Peace seems to have accepted.

Artest if you recall, actually said he would like to take up boxing once his NBA career wraps. (He also said he'd like to play in the NFL.) Can he fight? I have no idea. I know what everyone's thinking right now though -- The Malice at the Palace. But here's the thing: The dude that threw a beer at Artest wasn't exactly Rampage Jackson.

But kudos to Artest again for doing what he's got to do for charity. Auctioning his championship ring was the biggest thing he's done, but the guy clearly has a heart to give back. So much so that he's willing to probably get punched in the face repeatedly by a very scary man.
Posted on: September 20, 2011 10:35 pm

Artest first voted off Dancing With The Stars

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?
Posted on: September 20, 2011 12:12 am
Edited on: September 20, 2011 12:21 am

Ron Artest's Dancing With The Stars debut video

Posted by Ben Golliverron-artest-dancing-with-stars

Metta World Peace, the artist formerly known as Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest, made his debut appearance on Dancing With The Stars, which is some sort of nationally televised boogie down popularity contest pairing a celebrity with a professional dancer.

Dancing the cha cha with Peta Murgatroyd, whose name is actually a combination of an animal rights advocacy group and one of the bad guys in Battlestar Galactica, World Peace did not impress the critics.

"Butchering the cha cha, hitting on Brooke Burke, and looking overweight," CBSSports.com's Ken Berger said on Twitter. "Ron Artest did himself no favors."

World Peace appeared on stage wearing a black hat, black vest, no shirt and red pants. At one point he pushed his hat off of his head, in a move that vaguely resembled something that Michael Jackson might have done, revealing a dyed blonde crew cut.

In a promotional video taped prior to the series premiere, Artest expressed skepticism at the whole idea of his appearance on the show.

"At first I didn't want to do it because of the outfits. I don't like to see my hips being moved in a girly manner. I'm a man, I play defense, elbows, bloody nose on the court, rebounds. And now I'm like dancing, elegance, twinkletoes, It's going to be weird."

Via IAmAGM.com, here's video of Artest's debut performance.

Top image via ABC.com video.
Posted on: September 16, 2011 12:44 pm

Finally time for World Peace?

Posted by Royce Young

About a month ago, Ron Artest was supposed to have had his name legally changed to Metta World Peace. But because of some outstanding traffic tickets, that hearing was delayed until Sept. 16.

Well, guess what today is.

Artest is scheduled to appear at a hearing early Friday morning in Los Angeles. And as for the traffic tickets? Artest's publicist told the LA Times those have been handled. "It's all resolved," he said.

So we finally should be getting World Peace today. Adjust your lives accordingly.
Posted on: September 2, 2011 11:58 am

UCLA is housing some NBA pickup games too

Posted by Royce Young

The Goodman, Melo and Drew Leagues are getting all the pub for good summer hoops featuring NBA players. But one hidden gem (or gym) to catch a number of NBA players getting in some run is at UCLA.

There's a catch though: At least one student has to play on each team.

It's kind of become a UCLA tradition with local stars popping into the student gym to play some hoops. No doubt the games are competitive, but it's not the glitz and glamor of Rucker Park or one of the now-famous pro-am leagues.

Still, this summer Ron Artest, Russell Westbrook, Elton Brand and Andre Miller, among many others, have popped in to play some pickup with the Bruin student body. Pretty cool.
Posted on: September 1, 2011 2:03 pm
Edited on: September 1, 2011 7:55 pm

Artest guarantees Lakers will win the 2012 title

Posted by Royce Young

It's never been like Ron Artest to say anything outlandish, bold or maybe even a little crazy. I mean, we're talking about this guy.

So with him telling the LA Times that he's guaranteeing a championship for the Lakers next season, we should be surprised, right?

Ron Artest guaranteed to ESPN Los Angeles’ Stephen A. Smith in a 40-minute interview Wednesday that the Lakers will again pop the champagne bottles after winning the 2012 NBA title. Assuming there’s a season of course.

“Win it all,” Artest said when asked what will the Lakers do in the 2011-2012 season. “Win the whole thing. That’s a guarantee.”

Artest didn’t sound as confident about guaranteeing that he and his dance partner,  Peta Murgatroyd, would win in “Dancing with the Stars,” admitting “that’s going to be a problem.

Really, it's not really all that wild of a thing to say. We're still talking about the team that features Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum. The team that has won two of the last three championships.

The one big missing piece though is coach Phil Jackson who retired after last season's sweep by the Mavericks. New coach Mike Brown is certainly capable of captaining his group to a title, but it won't be something easy. The Lakers won't be the favorites to win it all next season and really might not even be a favorite to finish in the top three in the West.

But there's no reason for Artest to not be confident. Most of the roster is back and even without Jackson, that's a group that will be tough to beat. Stuff really went wrong for them in the postseason last year and while maybe it was a sign of things to come, a sign of the fall of the empire, it could also just have been a bump in the road.
First things first though: Let's actually have a season, OK?
Posted on: August 26, 2011 3:25 pm

Artest and Wade to join Dancing with the Stars?

Posted by Royce Young

About a month ago, word came out that Ron Artest was in talks to join next season's cast of "Dancing with the Stars." It was mostly rumor and with his pending deal to go to England for soap opera and/or basketball work, it seemed a bit unlikely.

But DWTS insider Hines Ward says he's hearing Artest is a prime candidate. Along with another NBA star: Dwyane Wade. Via Sports Radio Interviews, Ward was asked if he could verify that Wade would be on the show. He said:I don’t know, but I did hear rumors and his name did come up. I also heard Ron Artest too.”

So, yeah, that's pretty huge news there. Something to definitely keep an eye on.

And if Wade joined the show, you can be sure no one in the NBA or media would give him a hard time about it. Nope, no way. I'm sure everyone would just totally ignore him wearing super tight pants as he salsas around a dance floor.

But you know who would be awesome on the show? Dirk. With his footwork and awkward style of moving, he'd totally kill it. And because it's Dirk, nobody would probably say a thing about it.
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