Las Vegas Gives Ron Artest Key To The City

by October 13, 2010

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.'”