Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 at 9:00 am  |  20 responses

Ron Artest’s Twitter Gaffe

Twitter is quickly becoming the bane of every agent and League exec’s life: “While the Rockets made their pursuit of a center their initial free agent priority, there was a brief, but alarming sign that Ron Artest was ready to move on. It was a false alarm. A message attributed to Artest — ‘THANKS A LOT HOUSTON :) I HAD A LOT OF FUN.’ — appeared on Twitter late Wednesday. Artest’s agent, David Bauman, said that the message was sent by an imposter. ‘That is not Ron’s account,’ Bauman said. ‘That’s what happens with the so-called new media.’ Bauman had said on Tuesday that Artest’s ‘first choice’ was to return to Houston. Although Bauman would not discuss anything about talks with general managers, he and the Rockets were not expected to begin negotiations until today at the earliest while the Rockets made their pursuit of Orlando center Marcin Gortat their first step in free agency.”

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  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    I e-threw a beer at him on MSN, he sent me an angry face

  • http://theghostofroyhobbs.blogspot.com Mo Charlo

    What’s Artest’s twitter feed? I want to follow! Family 1st!

  • Bostwik

    Twitter is ruining the internet.

    And professional basketball.

  • DaCoach

    I don’t believe for a second that the account is fake. Ron’s been posting pics and everything. I highly doubt Ron would let someone else keep taking pics and posting them on the site unless it was someone in his crew.

    His agent is just trying to do some damage-control so as not to lose any ground with potential suitors, including Houston.

  • Mike

    Twitter is great… especially when it comes to the NBA… get with the times playa!

  • mark wu

    Real_Ron_Artest isn’t actually Ron Artest. It’s a genius tweet platform from guys at Style Points Blog – DimeMag

  • http://tygr20.com tygr20

    No, idiots on Twitter are ruining basketball. Nobody told Kevin Love to tweet about McHale, among other problems.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Tzvi Twersky

    Ron’s real Twtter account name is 96TruwarierQB ….verified.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    twitter is agents and pr reps worst nightmare. ron did post that and his brother confirmed that cleveland and lakers were the only two teams he was looking at.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    yeah the account is NOT fake, i’m not sure why his agent implied it was….there may be other fake accounts reporting the same thing, but he’s been posting it on 96TruwarierQB, the real account….he was on a radio show last night and basically said he was kidding..

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/category/blogs/fear/ Freedom Fries

    Be very careful with the Twat.

  • nicko

    trade him for shaq!

  • http://www.anwilson.blogspot.com rainman10

    ya he also said he signed with the Knicks for 12 mil. And got a deal with the brooklyn dodgers. Come on people.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    This is why I dislike the offseason “news” we get. This clearly states that Ron Artest is looking at Houston for his first option.
    Why the heck did we just hear TWO rumors before that he’s planning on joining the Lakers?
    I’m willing to believe Artest’s agent over a freakin’ Twitter imposter.

  • http://www.twitter.com/showmeyourwits showmeyourwits

    With Trev possibly leaving you can bet that Ron’s coming to LA. Take it to the bank.

  • Stephen Bayer

    haha this is funny, i just got twitter last night and i was reading NBA players twitter pages and i read artest’s…i read the new york to 12 million and i was like “oh. my. god. I’M SO COOL! this hasnt even been reported yet on espn or anything! and i know!!!” hahahaha

  • MagicChicken

    Artest takes Ariza’s mid-level exception!

    Thanks to KLAC 570 for reporting this

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  • azzkiker

    welcome ronron, now that you are with the champion team, sure youll make a very big impact!

  • nancy brown

    Wow, to think Tiger Woods is a role model. Hey, the guy is a great golfer but he is a pig pure and simple. Don’t you dare say the personal lives of athletes shouldn’t be public. We pay your salary so everything about you is public. You want obscurity then you should drive a truck or work in a bank, but if you want stardom, you had better be prepared if you can’t live a clean and decent life. I guess when I read your bio I shouldn’t have expected anything else, sounds like one pig to another.