Ron Artest Wants to Try Out for an NFL Team

by November 18, 2010

Artest tells CBS Sports that he wants a shot at playing football professionally after his NBA career, because (of course) that’s just the kind of thing Ron Ron would want to do: “Artest revealed that he intends to try out for an NFL team when his contract with the Lakers is up after the 2013-14 season. Artest, who taped the interview at the Lakers’ practice facility on Saturday, his 31st birthday, already has divulged that he’s been training for a second career as a heavyweight boxer when his basketball days are over. Little did we know that there’s another professional sport Artest wants to try. Then again, knowing him, of course there is. ‘God willing, after my NBA career, God willing I’m still athletic enough – which I’m trying to take care of my body as best as possible and be prepared for this day, for this tryout of an NFL team,’ Artest said … ‘It’s a fantasy of mine. It’s an opportunity because I’m athletic. So if that fantasy can be fulfilled, and if it’s something that can really be reached as far as a goal, I’m going for it.'”