Report: Ron Artest Regrets “Bailing Out” On The Indiana Pacers

May 31st, 2010 by Josh Dhani Leave a reply »
Ron Artest has certainly matured throughout the years in his time with the NBA.

We've seen him with the Chicago Bulls, the Indiana Pacers, the Kings, and the Rockets.

Now he is with the Los Angeles Lakers, most notably coming off a buzzer-beater to beat the Phoenix Suns and help close out the series in Game Six.

Now Artest is in the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics and looks to receive his first ever NBA ring.

But he says he wouldn't be here without learning his lessons with the Indiana Pacers' organizations.

He just told a few days ago that he regrets bailing out on the team:

"The biggest regret of my life, really, is bailing out on that Pacer team," Artest said. "I mean, outside not going to church every single Sunday, bailing out on that Pacer team is my biggest regret. Every time I see Jermaine [O'Neal], every time I see Steve [Jackson] and Jamaal [Tinsley] ... I get a little bit of a feeling when I see [Larry] Bird, because he was such a great player and I respect him so much. So I get that feeling when I see Bird. I feel like a coward. I feel like I don't even belong ...

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