Thursday, August 6th, 2009 at 10:00 am  |  53 responses

Ron Artest is for the Kids

For instance, this lucky kid in China: “Xinhua reports: Los Angeles Lakers star Ron Artest has donated his diamond watch to a high school student in Wuhan Wednesday to support his education. Zheng Fengyu, 15, is the captain of Wuhan NO.1 middle school’s basketball team. Ron played basketball with Zheng Wednesday afternoon, and gave the boy later his watch, which is worth 45,000 U.S. dollars (about 300,000 yuan), according to a report by local media.”

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sesa-Opas/738856357 Sesa

    Good for Artest. Now I want Artest on Ustream!

  • JoeMaMa

    “Later that day, a high ranking Chinese official was seen wearing the watch. And Zheng’s skull as a hat.”

  • luke

    JoeMaMa….crossed the line.

  • i2k

    lol no he didnt it is probably true

  • AlbertBarr

    LMAO @ JoeMaMa

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    Ron Ron-bin Hood.

  • dsleepy

    JoeMama’s comment makes me sad.

  • http://djsklfl.com Jukai

    JoeMaMa wins comment of the day and most awful comment of the day at the same time.

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

    JoeMaMa knows how stuff goes down in China.

  • Captain Jean-Luc Picard

    Ron-Ron is calling you back. Go to twitter @iamshinshin and leave your number he will call you back from China.

  • Tyrone Shoelaces

    @JoeMaMa comment of the month, hilarious.

  • Remo Williams

    i wish i couldve seen this go down…..

    RON: Good game kid.
    KID: Thank you mr. artest!
    RON: Here’s my diamond encrusted watch, the hands dont move cus of all the diamonds in it. Buy yourself an education.
    KID: In China, a good college cost about $1500 a year.
    RON: Word? Well, just use the rest to blow on the future Shin Shins of the world. TRU WARRIOR STYLE!!

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    yao doesnt wear diamond watches or chains, “they” would take that shti from him and force him to have surgery with no pain killers. china is fd up.

  • luke

    Probably true?That’s because Americans are dumb and don’t have a respected education system.Don’t try and sound intelligent..it doesn’t look good on you Yanks.

  • yankkeedoodle24

    hey luke slob on my knob americans are ok people

  • http://www.sonicbids.com doyouwantmore

    China is politically and socially restrictive, but not economically. Getting paid isn’t against the law there. Having said that, they’ll probably confiscate the watch and put an equivalent amount to his education.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Ron Artest is definitely one of my favorite players. That was a great thing for him to do.

  • Josh D

    Y R all the NBA players over there all of a sudden? Shaq was in Sichuan this week

  • http://djsklfl.com Jukai

    What’s funny about Luke’s comment is that once all these other kids with ‘superior educations’ finish college, they try and come to the USA to get work.

  • T-Money

    @ Tarzan, Joe, Mo:
    You guys are such dumb@sses. I get it, it was a joke. But you guys are plain ignorant. Seriously like Tarzan, for a guy who’s link is some rac!st sh!t about Asians, I wouldn’t expect a wh!te tr@sh piece of sh!t like you to exactly say anything decent about China. No wonder your name is Tarzan, you probably own a trailer and f*ck your sister and your baby is named Cletus. F*cking hypocritical wh!te tr@sh. (This does not encompass all white people, obviously). Joe, I’m sorry a Chinese person took your Daddy’s job when you were a kid, and now the economy is bad and you can’t find a job either. You were probably one of those stupid@ss protesters and the Olympics and sh!t.
    I like how ignorant @ssholes talk about places they’ve never been to.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    What’s that supposed to mean Jukai?

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I like when ignorant white people (not all) try to sound smart and then talk like they know about a place they’ve never even visited, or a people they know nothing about. Rac!st pieces of sh*t.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    The same b@stards are probably the spawn of poor sk!nheads who were afraid of “the commies” way back when.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Anyways, enough E-Beef bull. I just can’t stand rac!sts.
    Ron Artest did a great thing. Like that editor at Insidehoops says, it would have been awesome if we could see it.

  • JoeMaMa

    I thought this was a forum for general chicanery and basketball silliness.
    My apologies to the sensitive girls who can’t/won’t take a joke, having nothing to do with a respected, ancient culture.
    I think I’ll stop now before I have to rub some bellies and give sensuous massages to make it all better.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Right, Joe. Chicanery. Read the other comments idiot.

  • JoeMaMa

    Thanks Teddy!

  • http://djsklfl.com Jukai

    T-Money: no offense, kid, but the Chinese government is a f*cking disagrace and you can dislike the government and not be racist. Do you know how much money asian industrial workers lost because China forced them to shut down their plants so the air would clear up? Any clue?
    Talk about ignorant.
    Then people started talking about dumb uneducated Americans living in trailers? What? Talk about hypocritical!
    Get outta here.

  • http://djsklfl.com Jukai

    Teddy and T-Money seriously need to grow a pair and shut the hell up.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Jukai, are you kidding? When the industrial workers are there, people like you talk about how bad China is because of the pollution. Now you’re blaming China for closing down its plants in order to clear up the air?
    Remind me how many automobile manufacturers lost their jobs in the US of A? How about Canada?
    Talk about hypo-f*cking-critical. A government which is bad for the Chinese people? Right.
    A government that stages military coups in every continent of the f*cking planet, exploited Chinese and Native Americans, implemented Jim Crow laws to discriminate against African Americans even after 400 years of slavery, distributes arms across the world and still funds/supports more military dictatorships than any other nation in the world BY FAR, is totally f*cking great. Right, that stuff isn’t disgraceful. At all.
    Listen, I’m attached to China AND North America, I love both places, and even I can see through your bull. So why don’t you grow SOMETHING and shut the hell up?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Ron does a great act and these are the comments we get? Sigh.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Why can’t we just appreciate what Ron Artest did without having to talk about politics?

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Not that it matters.
    Ron Artest is still the man. You don’t see too many ball players doing stuff like that. The media-formed opinion of Ron Artest is totally backwards. That’s what I find the least appealing about the NBA nowadays. Good, hard-playing guys like Ron Artest and Allen Iverson are thrown under the bus.

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

    No government is perfect, Teddy.

  • LA Huey

    Artest is a nice guy, a solid baller, and seems like a good teammate. He is extremely eccentric, if not crazy though.

  • Rusty

    The US government is especially fuked up but. Thank god george bush is gone.

  • http://slamonline.com MiguelKG5

    I think is a good gesture of Ron to help a kid and well just a good heart, he has mad skills and I like his game.

  • chintao

    I enjoyed JoeMaMa’s first comment. Tarzan Cooper and doyouwantmore lost me, though. I’m not sure those guys have ever been here (China). If they haven’t then it is hard to take their opinions seriously. I don’t find this place to be any more socially restrictive than the U.S. While there are some political restrictions, they are only manifestations of a cruder method of controlling discourse with the same objectives that the U.S. government has. Governments (ALL governments) only want stability. Under the circumstances, the Chinese government does a pretty good job of providing that while being minimally intrusive.

  • Felix

    I LOVE RON ARTEST! At this point, I would take a bullet for the man like he’s the potus

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    wheres China?

  • zabba

    Ron Artest needs to give the babies in this thread a diamond watch so they can shut the f-ck up.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Blinguo

    Without even mentioning the Shaq signing basketballs story, with the ol wacky headline if read in an immature way, on yahoo sports/AP reports a few weeks ago, we get all this. The school’s admins took the balls apparently-for their own collections or their kids. Shaq was upset that this may have happened over such a trivial thing and sent out some more to be delivered to the kids, hoping for the best this time.

    I do hope that guy does use the value of it for his education and the extra to do what he wishes with it. Some ideas like funding his friends educations too or simply helping out his own family household with the money. But really its nobodies business to get all uppity about on the internet, as if this should never be reported at all if this is how it goes down when we do hear it.

  • http://djsklfl.com Jukai

    Teddy: Every country has ‘pasts.’ Let’s not COMPARE China’s pasts to the USA’s pasts. China has more human rights violations on a daily basis than the USA has in their whole history. You think China doesn’t have a history of slavery and oppression? Are you blind, or does the Chinese government not teach that stuff to you.
    Are you ACTUALLY saying f those mill workers, we gotta clean up the polution, they don’t need to put food on the table?
    Do you NOT understand the USA government tried to HELP our car companies? Did you think the US government tried to wreck them? Are you stupid?
    There’s so much utterly wrong with what you’re saying, and it’s hard for me to defend the United States with George Bush and all, but China has far more skeletons in their closets. I’m aghast you’re too blind to see this.

  • http://djsklfl.com Jukai

    I mean, I can’t believe you pretty much said ‘f those steel workers, we had to clean the pollution’ then talked about the USA car companies that BOTH GEORGE BUSH AND BARACK OBAMA DESPERATELY TRIED TO HELP.
    Mind boogling.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    LMFAO dude Jukai you’re so stupid its not even funny. “China has more human rights violations on a daily basis than the USA has in their whole history.” ROFL. You have no other examples but the factories. Obviously my heart goes out to the workers, you d0uchebag, but I was pointing out how guys like you and often the Western media react. Learn to read, jerk-off. IF the factories hadn’t been shut down, your stupid@ss would be complaining about the pollution. That’s a fact.
    See, what you are Jukai, is a Western hypocrite. “China has far more skeletons in their closets”? That’s got to be a f*cking joke. Tell me, how many Guatemalans died because of the military coup/dictatorship that the USA planned AND carried out in Guatemala? Did you know that Guatemala had, for the first time, a real democracy? Learn your history, I’m talking about even BEFORE George W, jack@ss.
    I like how a pr!ck like you talks sh!t about a country you’ve NEVER EVEN BEEN TOO! A country that you know NOTHING ABOUT! Ahahaha you don’t even know American history, let alone Chinese history.
    I am very curious Jukai, as to when China imposed slavery on a minority in the last four-hundred years? How many coups did China plan out for the rest of the countries of the world? You’re the king of exaggeration and (falsely) acting like you have any f*cking idea what you’re talking about.
    Like I said, I’m attached to both China and North America. So don’t give me that bullsh!t. I repeat: You’ve never been to China. And the problems in China? You know nothing about. Sh!t, the problems in AMERICA you know nothing about.
    Mind “boogling”, how a blind, ignorant man like you can try and argue about a subject he knows nothing about.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Do you really want to talk about political BS on a basketball forum?
    Thanks for playing, though. I’m done with this now.

  • http://slamonline.com T-Money

    Jukai: “What’s funny about Luke’s comment is that once all these other kids with ’superior educations’ finish college, they try and come to the USA to get work.”
    Yes, to come and take your jobs and kick your @sses at school.

  • http://fdjsklf.com Jukai

    But since you mentioned the olympics:
    Read about all the protesters who were ‘deported’ before the Olympics, and the fact that the Chinese set up a ‘registration’ system where you had to get a permit to protect (in which everyone was declined and some sentenced to hard labor for applying), or how about the news about how the Chinese government pressured the poor workers who built all the olympics stadiums to leave town cause they were of lower class and could not mingle with the athletes, or how about all the reporters, including John Ray, who were arrested for trying to cover news other than the olympics (IE asking about Tibet).
    I mean, the list goes on and f*cking on.
    I respect your love for your country and your need to defend it. But your fighting a vast, vast uphill battle which in no way could you possibly win with all the LITERATURE about all the violations that go on in China.
    Oh, and slavery in the last 400 years? Read up on the ’2007 Chinese slave scandal.’
    Have fun, kid.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Jukai, I suggest you take a look at American History then, as well as its current involvment in the world, which is WAY worse than China’s. This coming from a New York lover.
    I know what problems my countries have. I understand them. I know what’s wrong with the government, okay? I’ve seen it. I never said any governments are perfect. I’m also tuned to what’s wrong with the American government, so you obviously don’t get my point. If you want to talk smack about another country, first look at your own backyard.
    And actually, yes, a trip to China WOULD change your way of thinking, and it WOULD open up your mind to what actually goes on there; the good and the bad. Until you actually visit the country, your stupid exaggerations lack credibility. What it really comes down to, is the fact that you aren’t in a position to criticize fairly. If you call China’s government a disgrace, you’re practically calling the American government evil. Telling me the US’s slate is crystal clean compared to China’s is total bull. But thanks for playing.
    Oh, and as for your “literature”? Let me give you an example of that credibility: Western media calls Evo Morales of Bolivia an evil dictatorial tyrant. He was democratically elected with far more support from his people than any American president in all of history. Yet, he’s a tyrant… Right. Western media, when reporting against its world competitors (even sometimes its allies), is almost never completely up front or on point. I’m surprised a guy like you hears these stories and believes in them religiously. You’re really right wing, aren’t you?

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Not that I have a severe problem with someone being right wing. That’s just not me. And maybe you aren’t.
    Anyways, we’ve spent enough time on this matter dude. Your opinion really won’t hold sway over me, no matter what, even though you tend to exaggerate A LOT. I’ve heard it all before. I know what’s wrong and what’s right. You obviously don’t know as much as I do about my country, which is fine by me.
    I’ll see you on some other threads. I’m not going to risk getting banned.

  • http://fdjsklf.com Jukai

    Teddy: Have to rush, so I’ll bullet this list:
    1- China has a severe, severe worse history than the US, but the US is far newer. Not sure if I can count all the pre-Mongol dynasty eras as evidence, but people were doing it in the Israeli comment section…
    2- You didn’t prove anything about the USA. You actually mentioned things that we have abolished 200 years ago, brushed off my counter-points by saying “OH I KNOW CHINA IS BAD” and you also mentioned factually incorrect information about how our government interacted with our failed car companies. The US doesn’t even pale in comparison to the government issues China has. Not even close. What countries are we oppressing? China’s got a few. If you say Iraq and Afganistan, man, you got problems…
    3- I’m a registered democrat who voted for Hilary Clinton in the primaries and Obama during the general election. I’m just not a blind democrat who ignores all evidence that China is one of the worst countries in the world for free speech and open political forum. The reason I hold it so high is because it’s not a second or third world country, but a near super-power: it SHOULD be held to higher standards, just like the US is.
    4- Evo Morales was an evil dictator. We just put him in power. It sucks, but dem the ropes.
    5- Read Media Control in China by He Qinglian. Or go to the CHRWCG or CHRD’s website.
    Have fun kid.

  • http://fdjsklf.com Jukai

    and I feel like this “if you haven’t been there, don’t criticize” thing is a shield argument; not everyone has the money to fly to every place in the world. However, I do have resources to realize the wrong-doings of other countries. More than let’s say, the people in China, who constantly have the web blocked so that they can’t get AP information.

  • chintao

    @ Jukai ==> Web blocking here (in China) is woeful. I can get anything on the ‘net that you can. Also, it is impossible to quantify the suffering caused by any one regime or nation. Both China and the United States have much for which to answer. The difference is that the U.S. has had a much better P.R. campaign. That P.R. (or B.S., depending on how one views it) is what allows the U.S. to meddle in other nations’ business in grossly hypocritical fashion. If an honest history were ever written, all the moral high ground would be left submerged under the turgid waters of deceit, greed, and corruption. Accordingly, it is absurd to argue about which nation is more abusive or which country has a worse history of abuse.