Ron Artest Gives Both Los Angeles and Queensbridge Reason To be Proud

May 27th, 2010 by Thomas Jarrell Leave a reply »
Alright, I dogged Ron Artest every game.


I'm not sure if I can stomach him. He disappointed me time and time again this series. He was missing wide open threes, failing to even attempt wide open looks, and turning the ball over in the paint. Artest only shot more than 33 percent from behind the arch in one game. His defensive performance has not been spectacular as he only has seven steals, two blocks, and only 24 boards in the five games that the Lakers have played against the Suns.

I couldn't help but be one of the first to discount him. He wasn't impressing me. A man who was considered to be a better than average three-point shooter and defensive superstar just wasn't playing to the level that I expected. Maybe I am expecting too much of him. After all, he did have a big 18-point, two-steal game in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.

But Ron Artest rectified himself tonight after scooping up the last of his five rebounds on a Kobe miss. He threw up the last of his nine-shot attempts and the only statistic that mattered in this game as the clock struck triple-zeros and the red lights illuminated the backboards of the Sta ...

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