Moments before bedlam erupted at Staples Center last night, I tweet/joked that Ron Artest would soon be starring in a remake of “Escape from L.A.” His horrific shot selection down the stretch had turned all Laker fans against him.
Seconds later, he was the most beloved person in Hollywood.
His miraculous putback of a Kobe Bryant airball at the buzzer broke the Suns’ hearts, and now has the Lakers one win away from their third consecutive trip to the NBA Finals.
It was incredible in every way, and will have people scratching their heads for quite a while. Perhaps Ron (and hilariously, Craig Sager) explained it best himself immediately after the game: “Queensbridge!”