Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 at 10:55 am  |  32 responses

Ron Artest Plays Good Samaritan, Breaks Up Fight

According to TMZ (not usually our go-to source), Ron Artest lived up to his 2010-11 NBA Citizen of the Year billing: “Artest had just left a club — and was walking down Hollywood Blvd. when a woman and a man began to throw punches at each other right next to the NBA superstar. After some bobbing and weaving, 6’7″, 260 pound Artest stepped in and quickly separated the two combatants. Once both fighters were restrained, Artest got into a waiting vehicle and went home.  TMZ spoke with Artest who told us, ‘Unfortunately there was a situation at the club and some people had too much to drink, and got unruly and aggressive. I tried to diffuse the situation. Some people just don’t think clearly when they’ve had too much to drink — it’s an unfortunate reality.’”

Check TMZ for video of said altercation.

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Was it Khloe and Lamar fighting?

  • http://twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    Lol. Ron broke things up with a bunch of other people, got in the truck, got out when people started screaming again, told everyone to calm down (again), got back in the truck, more screaming, then the popo come.
    Also, Ron isn’t 260. Neither is LeBron. No way. 250 max for both.

  • Fat Lever

    Hahaha, I love how Ron Artest is now the voice of reason. Could anyone have seen this happening after 2004?

  • stylez G.Write

    What the article failed to report is that after dropping the female combatant (!) with a well-placed blow to the solar plexus,Ron remarked,”Now that’s how you git ‘er done!Carry on!”……..


    now maybe if he coulda just knock down an open 3-pointer we’d be playing in the finals right now

  • robb

    @Fat Lever Ron “The Voice of Reason” Artest, that’s pretty incredible.

  • dsleepy

    ron artest, voice of reason and peace-maker. the world is coming to an end y’all.

  • EmCee

    Rofl at calling RonRon a superstar.


    He was just feeling bad coz he probably started it.

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    Y’all use TMZ as your source much more than you like to admit, SLAM.

  • alphabetaherculis

    His exact words: Calm down folks, everyone lets go to In-N-Out Burger.

  • bike

    Artest boxed the woman out and then proceeded to dope slap the guy. Aterwards, the couple expressed their gratitude to Artest by telling TMZ that they are going to name their firstborn RonRon.

  • tonyknorr

    @ hursty your nuts if you think artest is any less than 260. you do understand that muscle ways a lot right and ron ron is a whole lot of muscle on a 6’8-6’9 frame.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    lol I love TMZ

  • alphabetaherculis

    @tonyknorr…..weighs not “ways”……….lmao

  • iLL wiLL

    Ron Ron is a new man

  • http://www.nba.com/celtics lightsout

    everyone can make all the jokes they want. bottom line is that artest is a changed person. good for him.

  • http://fkjslf.com Jukai

    Ron Artest doesn’t have that much muscle.I agree with Hursty.

  • http://slamonline.com Tae

    @Jukai. Are u serious? No funny sh*t but google Ron with his shirt off n come back n tell me he doesnt have a lot of muscle. Dudes body fat is very limited

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

    Ron Artests’ body fat is not ‘limited’…it’s ample.

  • fizzbucket

    “Diffusing” the situation…gotta love it.

  • buzzkut

    Wait, Ron Artest is listed as heavier than LeBron James?

  • http://slamonline.com Tae

    @Jukai. Are u serious? Google Ron with his shirt off and come back and tell me he doesnt have that much muscle

  • MikeC.

    Dudes telling other dudes to Google another dude with his shirt off. This is an odd thread. I’m going away from this now and maybe when I come back, everyone will be talking ish about Miami-Dallas and things will be back to normal.

  • http://slamonline.com Tae

    @MikeC, dont try to be funny. We were talking about his weight and how much muscle he has. Grow up

  • http://twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    Ron isn’t 6/8’9 either. He’s closer to a very ‘small’ 6’7. Look at him standing next to McGrady on the Rockets. T-Mac is significantly taller.
    And he’s not 260. You really think Bynum is only 25 pounds heavier than Ron? Ha.

  • giogolo

    ron is 6’7 240-245. guys around here are ridiculous. no spatial intelligence.

  • http://Slamonline BossTerry

    A smart man learns from his mistakes.. Respect for Ron for not lettin’ his inner o.g. come out..

  • Ali

    Nice Ron.

  • GGG

    Must have been JJ and his girl….

  • Kadavour

    @EmCee: who’s the last non-Center to win DPOY?

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 DFrance21

    I don’t know how much RonRon has changed. People act like him running into the stands and punching fans was a regular occurrence. That was a one time freak out. He always got into little tussles with other players and occasionally he loses his mind, just ask JJ Barrea.