Latest Ron Artest Stories

2011-07-28 09:35:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VH1 is expanding their "Basketball Wives" franchise with an explosive new series set in Los Angeles which features the wives, girlfriends and exes to some of the hottest players from the Los Angeles Lakers and other legendary teams. Let the games begin on "Basketball Wives LA" premiering Monday, August 29 at 8PM ET/PT on VH1. Elbow throwing, trash talking and in-your-face action: forget the NBA, we're talking about their wives! The...

2010-10-12 14:40:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional basketball player Ron Artest will be honored by Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Wolfson on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 for his work with Xcel University by being given the keys to the city and having this day in history officially named Ron Artest Day. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and developers Michael J. Bellon & Jackie Robinson will also be on hand, joined by his Lakers teammates, family, friends, fans, and Las Vegas community...

2010-03-29 04:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- WSS continues their 25th Anniversary celebration by hosting a special autograph signing with one of the LA Lakers' newest members, Ron Artest, Saturday, April 3 at the WSS (Warehouse Shoe Sale) store in Inglewood, CA (3102 Century Blvd). The 2004 NBA Defensive Player of the Year will be on site from 1-3PM to sign autographs. "Ron is a great supporter of WSS and the communities we serve," says Eric Alon, Founder and CEO of WSS. "We set out to build a...

2009-09-15 17:42:17

Golden State forward Stephen Jackson has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for public statements detrimental to the league. Jackson told the media on Aug, 28 he would like to be traded to Cleveland, New York or one of the teams in Texas. It is forbidden by the NBA for players to make trade requests publicly. Ron Artest was fined in 2005-06 for requesting a trade from Indiana through the media. Jackson signed a multiyear extension with Golden State in November last year.

2009-07-03 14:42:42

Free agent forward Trevor Ariza of the LA Lakers has signed a contract with the Rockets, swapping places with forward Ron Artest, the Houston Chronicle said. The newspaper reported being told by an undisclosed source the 6-foot-8 Ariza, 24, signed a five-year, $33 million deal late Thursday. The 6-foot-7 inch Artest, 29, had told ESPN Thursday he has reached a verbal agreement with the Lakers and will play for the mid-level exception, roughly $18 million for three years. Artest added the...

2009-07-02 20:31:18

Ron Artest has decided to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers, the free agent forward told CBSsports.com in a text message. Artest said in the message he was in Los Angeles to complete a deal with the Lakers and he did not care about the money. The Los Angeles Times reported the Lakers could pay Artest as much as $32 million over five seasons, which would actually be a pay cut. He made $7.4 million last season with the Houston Rockets. League rules prevent a free-agent deal from being officially...

2009-05-08 23:38:29

Kobe Bryant scored 33 points Friday and the Los Angeles Lakers ground out a 108-94 win over Houston in Game 3 of their playoff series. The Lakers assumed a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinals and regained home-court advantage. Los Angeles will try to make it three victories in a row Sunday when Houston hosts Game 4. The Los Angeles-Houston series has been marked by extra physical play on both sides, but Friday's game was relatively calm until the final moments....

2009-05-07 00:45:10

Kobe Bryant rescued Los Angeles with 40 points Wednesday, pushing the Lakers to an emotional 111-98 win over Houston that tied their playoff series 1-1. After suffering an unexpected setback in the series opener and then seeing Houston rally to a halftime tie on Wednesday, the Lakers faced a critical closing 24 minutes. Los Angeles was able to out-battle the Rockets in a physical second half, but the Lakers could not breathe easy until Bryant scored on a tip-in with 4 minutes to play for a...

2009-05-05 00:53:50

Yao Ming had 28 points and 10 rebounds Monday to lead Houston past the Los Angeles Lakers 100-92 in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series. Yao went to the locker room briefly after injuring his knee in the fourth quarter but returned to action a few minutes later to hit a key jump shot and sink six free throws for the Rockets -- who used a 9-0 run in the fourth to take control of the game from the cold shooting Lakers. Ron Artest finished with 21 points and seven assists, Aaron...

2009-04-30 23:33:15

Ron Artest scored 27 points Thursday and Houston rolled to a 92-76 win over Portland that put the Rockets into the second round of the playoffs. Houston held the Trail Blazers to 37 points in the first half and Portland went quietly the rest of the way. The Rockets eliminated Portland in six games and earned a second-round meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers. It is the first playoff series triumph for Houston in a dozen years. A 3-pointer by Von Wafer touched off a 10-point run early in the...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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