Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 at 12:51 pm  |  19 responses

Las Vegas Gives Ron Artest Key To The City

Via the L.A. Times: “When Ron Artest learned he’d be given the keys to the city in Las Vegas Tuesday, he wondered if he could hand off the award either to Kobe Bryant or Derek Fisher for obvious reasons: ‘They got five rings.’ But Artest’s award goes beyond his success on the basketball court. He’s earning recognition at the Mirage Hotel for his charitable efforts regarding mental health issues… So Artest will bask in the award and appreciate all the recognition. The only question: What will he do with key to the city? ‘I’ll probably just walk in everybody’s home,’ Artest said after practice Tuesday at the Lakers’ facility in El Segundo. ‘I’ll go to Floyd Mayweather’s house first and put on some of his jewelry.’ Or perhaps he will reach out Celine Dion, who Artest has thought would serve as a perfect duet partner. ‘After I get the key to Vegas, maybe now I’ll do a song with her. Or maybe after she sees all the good things I’ve done, she’ll do a song with me.’”

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  • smooth

    haha i would probly party there every night. he deserves that he came a long ways to get were he is now

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Uncle05Sam Earl

    Think he’ll auction that off too?

  • MF

    Ya hes going to drink a lot of free hennessy and prolly bring some back for the locker room.

  • Kent Kanada

    I bet Ron Ron is also very generous to the casinos, contributing lots of donations.

  • http://slamonline.com niQ

    Wait. Why? Why is he getting the key?

  • http://slamonline.com niQ

    Oh for his charitable efforts… missed that part…but still. lol

  • http://www.acb.com A l a n

    Grande Ron hahaha

  • smooth

    wait it probly wasnt a good idea to give him that

  • JD

    Dangerous decision but it will be funny to see what things he gets drunk and ends up doing

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Why in the HE Double LL Hockey sticks, would any city give him a key. The saying is what goes on in Vegas stays in Vegas, maybe they should have just given him a key to a hotel room for the night or casnio, but to the city is a sad day for America. What is Amercia coming too? BOOK IT!!

  • http://kb24.com DreXnaW21

    haha love Ron Ron #15 lets get u a 2nd ring for ur hardwork off the court :)

  • Josh

    This seems like a really bad idea.I wouldn’t trust Ron with the keys to my car

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

    josh – ron wouldnt need the keys to your car?!!?
    ALSO: Celine Dion and Artest together at last.

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  • http://nationofmillions.ca ciolkstar

    ‘I’ll probably just walk in everybody’s home,’

  • KB8toSG8

    @ciolkstar……LOL. Co-sign that.

  • Anon E Mouse

    That’s why you should always read the full article the best quote was right at the end:

    “I don’t know what it means,” Artest conceded. “Hopefully I get some free meals.”

    Ron Ron, my dude!

  • Swiss Cheese

    Ya guys stop makin jokes ’bout Artest!

    I mean,yeah he was partying alot, so its kinda funny that he gets the keys to Vegas, but he’s getting them because he is promoting awarness to mental health issues by auctioning his championship ring. Which is what life’s about!

    So stop makin fun out of Artest’s past as did this post by Slam and focus on whats behind all of this, namely somebody steppin up for an mostly ignored and trivialized problem of today’s society.

  • RobbieJay

    might as well give charles barkely a key too. smh thats turrible.