Lakers great Ron Artest has decided to auction off his championship ring! Artest finally won a title in June after 11 regular seasons of trying and says that he’ll never wear it so he’s putting it’s value to a good cause.
You may recall Artest shouting out his psychiatrist during his post-game interview, just moments after his championship win…. well now he’s planning to sell the championship ring to raise funds to put more psychologists, psychiatrists and therapists in schools.
“I’m never going to put it on,” he said.
Artest plans to soon announce details of what he hopes will become a worldwide auction, and he takes possession of the jewelry in an Oct. 26 pre-game ceremony before the Lakers open against the Rockets. It’s an incredible gesture. But it’s even more meaningful as a statement.
“You work so hard to get a ring, and now you have a chance to help more people than just yourself, instead of just satisfying yourself,” he said. “What’s better than that? For me, this is very important.” (Source)
Ron Artest is still flying “SuperMan High” off of the Laker’s recent championship win. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…I wanted Boston to win simply because I hate Kobe more so than I like the Celtics but Artest and his antics have given me a new outlook on the Lakers.
“I got my Wheaties box! Here my Wheaties! You don’t seem excited… I’m leaving!”
I kinda like em now… and because Artest is so coo-coo for cocoa puffs Wheaties, I’m dedicating this “A” pod to him, his psychiatrist and the song he plugged on court after their win.
“Champions” ~ Ron Artest
In case you missed it, Ron’s crazy post-game press conference + “Champions” download: Continue Reading…
The Lakers took their 16th championship title last night in defeating the Boston Celtics 83-79 in Game Seven of the 2010 NBA Finals at Staples Center. Kobe Bryant won yet another MVP award with his wife, Vanessa by his side.
I’m not knocking Vanessa for standing my her hubby while the cameras were rollin but she’s catchin mad flack for being front & center: