Ron-Ron’s Sales Pitch

by July 20, 2009

The newest Laker is doing his part to keep Lamar Odom in SoCal: “Now that he’s a Laker, Queensbridge product Ron Artest is lobbying for the defending NBA champs. The former St. John’s star says he has reached out to fellow Queens star Lamar Odom, who has yet to re-sign with L.A. and turned down a four-year, $36 million offer. And Artest thinks their home-borough connection will do the trick. ‘I hope that helps,’ said Artest, who drew a crowd as he made an impromptu appearance with the Queensbridge team in the Hoops in the Sun tournament at Orchard Beach in the Bronx Saturday. ‘I hope he comes back to play with us. I already reached out to him and will (again).”‘