Phil Blames Artest’s Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis

by January 25, 2010

According to his coach, Ron-Ron needs to step up his kick game: “Is it the shoes? Something has caused Ron Artest to develop plantar fasciitis in both feet, and Lakers Coach Phil Jackson believes that something might be the shoes his small forward wears. Whatever the case is, Jackson said Artest might have to sit out if he continues to have pain and remains ineffective. ‘I’ve called his shoes concrete boots for about the last month,’ Jackson said. ‘Those shoes look like they are made for the Hudson River. But he stays with them and he gets his feet worked on. But he does not move really quickly. He looks like he’s clogging around out there.’ Artest endorses a shoe by a Chinese company called Peak Shoes, as do Dallas’ Jason Kidd and Houston’s Shane Battier.”