Ron Artest: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers Take Good With Bad From Ron-Ron

December 23rd, 2010 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »
Captain Obvious just arrived in Los Angeles and he has two big announcements for me to pass on.

First, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers have been inconsistent, at best, through 29 games this season.

Secondly, the Purple and Gold are due to welcome LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and the new-look Miami Heat to the Staples Center on Christmas Day for a much-hyped match-up.

Cue the latest ESPN advertisement for the game.


Lakers' Struggles Sideline Concerns About Artest

Back in Lakerland, the residual panic from a 98-79 drubbing at home to the mighty Milwaukee Bucks, sans Brandon Jennings and Corey Maggette, has nearly subsided.

Just in time for Phil Jackson to gripe to the media about another holiday headache for a Lakers team that's played in three straight NBA Finals and 12 straight Christmas Day games.

Lost somewhere in the shuffle, as he has been seemingly all season, is Ron Artest.

I know what you're thinking—how can a guy as visible as Artest—who once went on Jimmy Kimmel Live in his underwear, who drew a fine recently for driving a Formula One-style ...

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