Ron Artest: How Has He Matured since the Brawl in Detroit?

June 21st, 2010 by Brandon Wray Leave a reply »
"I got Wheaties!" were the first words out of Lakers forward Ron Artest's mouth as he entered the post-game conference for Game Seven. After a momentous and hilarious interview, Artest announced he was heading to a club to celebrate.

His actions after the big win in Game Seven bring some fans to believe he has not changed since the infamous Pacers-Pistons brawl in November of 2004. Artest was suspended for the remainder of the season (for his part in the brawl), and lost a reported $5 million in revenue that season.

Artest was not the only player involved in this incident.

Boston's Rasheed Wallace was also involved. Wallace was playing for the Pistons in 2004 when the brawl occurred, and watched teammate Ben Wallace help start and participate in the mayhem.

This was not Artest's first immature act. Breaking monitors at Madison Square Garden and asking for time off to record and promote rap albums are also in the lineup.

How about his missing the flight during an important game in the Eastern Conference Finals?

Multiple Lakers fans—myself included—sneered when the news came down about the Ariza/Ar ...

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