Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 at 9:05 am  |  4 responses

Ron Artest’s Agent: No Plans to Play in Finland

Sadly, it looks like the glorious fantasy of Ron Artest playing ball in Finland is just that … a fantasy. The LA Times reports: “Amid various Internet reports indicting Lakers forward Ron Artest plans to play for a Finland professional basketball team, agent David Bauman said they aren’t true and are nothing more than a ‘publicity stunt.’ ‘I’m his agent and nothing has come across my desk,’ Bauman said. ‘Although Ron has asked me to explore all options over in Europe in the event of a prolonged lockout, there are several legal and business considerations that have to be addressed. The biggest one involves insurance. None of those have been addressed and I don’t even know who this guy claiming to have an agreement is. Final thing is what if the league has a lockout for say two weeks and then end up getting a deal. It becomes a moot point.’ Artest currently has a three-year, $21-million contract remaining with the Lakers, making the possibility to play overseas during a possible lockout even more difficult.”

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  • Dagger

    What about Metta World Peace’s agent?

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Ohhhhh Metta!

  • http://slamonline.com biged

    when will we start calling him World Peace? When will it be official? For some reason I’m looking forward to it….

  • http://basketballjunction.blogspot.com/ Joseph V

    Oh, good, that rumor was a little crazy even for Metta World Peace.