NBA Reviewing Artest’s Drinking Confession

The League is going to determine if Ron’s admission to sipping on some Henny during his Bulls days is something they can live with or not: “The story prompted the NBA to investigate Artest’s comments. The league said Wednesday it will speak with Artest before ruling on whether to fine him, suspend him or do nothing, NBA spokesman Tim Frank said. Frank said the NBA declined to comment further, other than to say, ‘We hope Ron has a successful season.’ Nine people currently with or associated with the Bulls expressed skepticism over Artest’s claim, according to the Chicago Tribune. All addressed the situation under the condition of anonymity. Lakers spokesman John Black said the team had no comment. Artest’s agent, Dave Bauman, declined to comment. Artest was unavailable for comment. The Lakers took Wednesday off from practice.”