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Ron Artest tried to play pop-a-shot in boxers

Posted on: January 5, 2011 5:08 pm
Edited on: January 5, 2011 5:12 pm
Posted by Royce Young

You should really read Chris Ballard's fascinating piece on Ricardo Reyes, the Pop-A-Shot king who defeated five NBA stars on Jimmy Kimmel Live. But there was actually supposed to be a sixth NBA player for Reyes to take on. Only there was a problem.
An interesting side note: there was supposed to be a sixth Kimmel opponent, Ron Artest, but then Artest showed up for his interview with Kimmel wearing only boxer shorts. The Lakers handlers, sensing disaster, whisked him away from the studio before he could film his showdown with Ricardo.
So, so many questions here. Did Artest drive to the studio in only boxers? Did he not bring any pants? Why? Did he know he was going on TV? Why couldn't he have just put on pants for the pop-a-shot contest? Did Artest have some sort of stipulation that he'd only appear if he got to wear boxers?

Here's the thing though: Artest still went on TV in only boxers. He just didn't film his competition with Reyes in boxers.

Category: NBA

Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2011 12:09 am

Ron Artest tried to play pop-a-shot in boxers

Artest is hilarious.  This dude has changed his life around in an amazing way, and his personality is great for the NBA.  Who could have said that back in 2005?

Since: Jul 30, 2008
Posted on: January 5, 2011 6:00 pm

Ron Artest tried to play pop-a-shot in boxers

I will say this up-front I loved Ron Ron last year, and Lakers don't beat Boston without him.  No question he come up big when needed most.  With that being said though, the lakers are paying the price now.  This guy is nuts and it is starting to show in his play.  He is lost out there on offense and with Fisher looking 100 years old the Lakers can't afford both of them starting.  Neither of them can throw a pea in the ocean!!!!!!!!!  At least Artest still brings the D.  I really feel if the lakers are going to repeat they're going to have to cut ties with one of them. Or at very least put one of them as a role bench player.  Fisher we can always use if a clutch shot is needed but that is it.  Ron Ron I'm sorry to say may need to go because so much more is expected and needed of him!!!!!

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