Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 at 9:30 am  |  33 responses

No Repeat? Blame Ron Artest

Dude, you were gonna get blamed anyway. But kudos to you for taking it head on: ” This much he’s sure of — if his Lakers don’t repeat as NBA champions, fans can point their fingers at him. ‘They should. That’s exactly what should happen if we don’t repeat,’ the star forward said. ‘They won last year, and I’m the new addition. The fans expect to repeat. Everybody in LA expects a second ring. And if we don’t then yeah, they should point it right at me, throwing tomatoes and everything.’”

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  • http://WWW.Facebook.com Watari Atari

    Wow Ron. . .

  • boy sanchez

    Throwing tomatoes?! Can you imagine Ron Ron in a press conference with a tomato in his face?!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Klav

    If they don’t repeat, it’s more likely that it’s going to be Odom’s fault because he married Khloe. Stupid, he’s going to get distracted and fck it all up for everybody. At least Ron is taking on the responsibility on his shoulders, even if it won’t necessarily be his fault.

  • tavoris

    they were gonna blame you anyway, Ron.

  • TC

    Here is hope that Kim Kadashian shows up court side in every Laker home game. If that happens then this is gonna be the best season ever in LA history.

  • Jacqueline Mitchell

    Ron Ron you are so funny. P.S. It won’t be all your fault, Lamar and Khloe are “supposed” to get “married” this coming Sunday if he doesn’t show up for training camp on time,Blame him.

  • kadavour

    i would make a sex tape with Kim K.

  • http://twitter.com/johnblackk johnblackk

    Haha…we saw what happened the last time fans threw stuff at Ron Ron.

  • http://slamonline.com YKnot

    Make sure they throw tomatoes and not beer!!!

  • http://slamonline.com niQ

    You know, the fact that there’s “doubt” in a championship is already a bad sign..lol

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Young Chris MP3

    I might just blame the Celtics.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Ron Artest was also surprised to see a lot of Lakers fans in San Diego because he thought they’d be all Warriors fans. Nevermind that SD is as southern as you can go in Cali and Oakland is way up north. He also asked if SD had a baseball team… while wearing a SD baseball hat.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Might be blaming Cleveland, Orlando, Boston, or San Antonio…

  • riggs

    get those tomatoes ready folks

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    Have I mentioned that I love Ron Artest?

  • kobesbestfriend

    we’ll only blame him if he runs in 2 the stands

  • http://www.sonicbids.com/shaemorin doyouwantmore

    Ha, what a dumb thing to say. He’s not crazy he’s just sort of dumb. Phil Jackson is going to be bald and withered by the end of the year dealing with this guy. He doesn’t have Jordan to keep his bad boy in line this time. Yes, he has Kobe, but I’ve watched Kobe play and son, He’s No Jordan.

  • Mike Klander

    I wouldn’t be so quick to take on that kind of pressure Artest. Truth be told I don’t see him being that important in the Lakers current rotation. Even though he can score they don’t need him too. Just do what you do best, defend, and leave it at that. Don’t gas this man’s head up by having him think he’s that much of a difference maker.

  • tavoris

    Brad, I love the guy too. There is no guess what he’s really feeling. LA is gonna be FUN with him around.

  • http://www.nicekicks.com Chris

    I fk love Ron Artest. Him and Starbury make the NBA interesting during the summer.

  • Ramon Ariel

    hahahahah throw tomatoes at him and we will have another fight in the bleachers.

  • http://SLAMonline.com J Dizzle

    @doyouwantmore. Just another sound byte from Ron Ron. Don’t take it too serious. If there’s anyone in the NBA fit to keep Ron on track, it’s Kobe. He knows how to win and he definitely knows how to make his teammates better. You can’t deny this. He’s no Jordan; Kobe is Kobe, and Kobe can lead his team and check his boy. He doesn’t need to be like Jordan. Sheesh. Jordans the most legendary player in the game, but that doesn’t mean he’s the only one capable of checking a guy like Ron. Stop living in the past, the dude don’t even play anymore.

  • COLT6

    I have hated the Lakers for as long as I can remember. I always sided with the other team they played against. Always. Needless to say, with the addition of Artest, the Lakeshow will give the entire league problems. Ron Ron can D up on Truth, VC, RJ or Manu and yes Ron Ron can help contain Bron Bron. Keep those tomatoes chilled. I smell repeat.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I’m not that big of a Lakers fan (although I like Kobe and Artest), but I smell a repeat too.

  • pdxballer

    i know im in the minority on this, but ron artest is awesome

    also, just look at how far he’s come… i mean, was it really just two years he was demanding to be traded from sactown?

  • chintao

    doyouwantmore again raises the ignorance quotient. On what planet does one’s level of superstardom perfectly equate to one’s ability to manage volatile personalities?

  • rikson

    @chris To be truth, they dont make the NBA interesting during summer! They just cant shut up (which is really anoying if the people talking are dump like those 2), put strange videos on the web and beeing involved in pseudo scandals…. If thats your interesting stuff during summer; boy, betta work out some plans cause that sounds kind of sad…..

  • letsmotor

    wow, that’s brave of him, considering a few other top competitors (Celtics and Cavs) got significantly better, and there’s still the Magic to worry about.

  • josh

    there will be a lot of blame to go around when they dont even make it to the finals.

  • letsmotor

    Josh, I hope you’re right, but what western conference team do you see getting to the finals if not the lakers?

  • ClydeSays

    Why did the Lakers sign Artest over Ariza? Trevor might not be a choirboy, but he’s younger, healthier & seemingly sane.

    Ron has been a great defensive player, but he’s also living on Planet Ron for a long time now. Don’t get me wrong, I’m totally entertained by his antics. A fave being when he showed up on BDSSP touting his new ‘isht-covered’ shoes. They scrambled like mad to get him off the air. It was hilarious & bizarre. But I don’t he’s the kind of guy anyone wants to ‘manage’ whatever his abilities.

    Something that’s being overlooked is that Ron’s been injury prone the past 5 seasons. He’s probably averaged something like 45-50 games per (including his suspension).

    Even if he’s a perfect student of the Triangle, history says he’ll miss a big chunk of games.

  • mar

    it is so not artests fault if they do not reapeat it would would be kobes possible age bynm, and Lamar’s

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