Ron Artest says he's joining Lakers

Ron Artest says he's joining Lakers

There are 50 comments on the LA Daily News story from Jul 2, 2009, titled Ron Artest says he's joining Lakers. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

The Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, left, hugs Ron Artest of the Houston Rockets after the Lakers defeated the Rockets 89-70 in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals at Staples Center on May 17, 2009.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at LA Daily News.

First Prev
of 3
Next Last
Valley

La Quinta, CA

#1 Jul 2, 2009
I hated Ron Artest until now. The Lakers will kick so much butt with him next season. Here comes another ring!!
KB24CHAMPS

Salt Lake City, UT

#2 Jul 2, 2009
He is not going with the lakers dude ron artest is a idiot
scvman

United States

#3 Jul 2, 2009
Don’t believe it, he's a total loser what a mistake that would be..
i hate antonio v

El Monte, CA

#4 Jul 2, 2009
no way .i dont like him do not sign him . he is a troable the lakers will get so many tec 4 the lakers . he is a fighter and a sore loser if he came to L.A i will hate him
daniel

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Jul 2, 2009
What the hell are they thinking? I cannot stand that dude. He's a tickin' timebomb. A liability.
Your kidding me

Redlands, CA

#6 Jul 2, 2009
Maybe we need a bad boy...Enforcer.
Show Me Dude

Santa Ynez, CA

#7 Jul 2, 2009
This is a sign of nothing, but good things to come for the Laker's quest for another title. He is the real missing puzzle to the Laker organization. He is a very fierce competitor - more than Ariza, although I have to give credit where credit is due - Ariza was (past tense) was part of the reason we won the championship. The next thing can be said that Artest will be one of the key additons to the Lakers - they are not done - Sasha and Morrison (maybe Sun can be a throw-in) are the next to go for a surprisingly proven PG. It is not Ariza, so much that I blame, but his agent, David Lee - a very greedy-no-tactic SOB who Bynum don't have no business recommending fto be his agent. The more he gets his client to sign for - the more they make in commission - sad, but that's the way those SOBs operate. Good luck, Lakers!!
Show Me Dude

Santa Ynez, CA

#8 Jul 2, 2009
i hate antonio v wrote:
no way .i dont like him do not sign him . he is a troable the lakers will get so many tec 4 the lakers . he is a fighter and a sore loser if he came to L.A i will hate him
You must not be a Laker fan - you can't spell, you can't write, and you don't make any sense. Do your homework if you are going to be a Laker fan - they need a banger like him - a fierce competitor and a damn good shooter, if you will- someone like Ariza, but a more experienced player. The way everybody is packing on the other teams, the more you want someone like him in your team, fool!
htownborn

Fresno, TX

#9 Jul 2, 2009
This is a good thing for the Lakers why are so many of you mad. When he played for us this year he played well and kept out of trouble his a changed man. Plus the Lakers need someone like him who is tough and can do the dirty work Phil has another Pippen some what.
LAneedsAnotherAh ole

Lake Forest, CA

#10 Jul 2, 2009
wonder if he'll go i the stands again? this guy is a jerk. Enforcer? he's a skinny puss.
surcher

San Diego, CA

#11 Jul 2, 2009
Sounds like Ariza *ucked up!
Love It

Norwalk, CA

#12 Jul 2, 2009
I enjoy this.....the nation is in an incredible economic meltdown and so many of you are still really concerned about the goings on of sports celebrities and their rediculous salaries. When millions are losing their jobs at record rates, Obama is doing nothing to solve it and crime is on the rise, who really cares what "Ron" is doing?! When our people as a nation get back on track, then I will once again start following pro sports. SHEEPLE!
Isa donts care ifs I gots a jobs as long as dem Lakers keeps winnin!
T-RX

Las Vegas, NV

#13 Jul 2, 2009
Kobe & Artest are a great team. This is a great
move for the Lakers. It will payoff for several
years. I can see that lots of guys don't get it
but just wait and see. They will bring another
Championship to LA....
David Puddy

Corona, CA

#14 Jul 2, 2009
Artest can shoot the 3-pointers, x-cellent d-fender and a physical player....i couldn't stand him on the other team...but i can stand him on the Lakers!....now, sign Lamar!.....p.s. gonna miss Ariza's defensive skills...but he's nowhere near the offensive player Artest is
Really

Hawthorne, CA

#15 Jul 2, 2009
surcher wrote:
Sounds like Ariza *ucked up!
You're right. ariza tried to play hardball all because he made a couple inbound pass steals and played good during playoffs.
He got his ring already but you know on the inside he wants to still be a Laker.
Ron Artest will make us all forget about Ariza fast. We need a Artest. Rodman 2
Joe Schmoe

Long Beach, CA

#16 Jul 2, 2009
How many games until the a-hole beats up a fan?
USC Marshall Alum

United States

#17 Jul 2, 2009
This is a great acquisition for the Los Angeles Lakers and is a major upgrade. Artest is a superior defender and good shooter. The Lakers received a high value player for just the mid-level exception. Good job Mitch!

Trevor Ariza needs to fire David Lee, his agent. Lee was pushing for a hefty contract over Ariza’s market value and his agent never took into consideration Ariza’s preference to stay in L.A. In fact, Ariza was born in L.A., attended Westchester High School, and UCLA. In the end, he will leave the best team in the NBA, his hometown, and will sign a deal for the same mid-level salary the Lakers offered.
USC Marshall Alum

United States

#18 Jul 2, 2009
Joe Schmoe wrote:
How many games until the **** beats up a fan?
Mr. Schmoe:

Ron Artest was a great citizen in Houston. Schmoe, you need to remember, Phil coached the bad boy Dennis Rodman. Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant will keep him under control.
USC Marshall Alum

United States

#19 Jul 2, 2009
Next up:

Mitch needs to move some big contracts (Morrison, Walton, Sasha, or Farmer) to acquire a young point guard to replace Fisher in the future. Trade for Ricky Rubio?
lakers355s

San Clemente, CA

#20 Jul 2, 2009
USC Marshall Alum wrote:
This is a great acquisition for the Los Angeles Lakers and is a major upgrade. Artest is a superior defender and good shooter. The Lakers received a high value player for just the mid-level exception. Good job Mitch!
Trevor Ariza needs to fire David Lee, his agent. Lee was pushing for a hefty contract over Ariza’s market value and his agent never took into consideration Ariza’s preference to stay in L.A. In fact, Ariza was born in L.A., attended Westchester High School, and UCLA. In the end, he will leave the best team in the NBA, his hometown, and will sign a deal for the same mid-level salary the Lakers offered.
well said! ariza's agent is a sh!t-stain. props to mitch for his backup plan. the lakers are now better! one more thing, go bruins!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 3
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Trevor Ariza Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Trade with the Houston Rockets (Nov '15) Nov '15 Sam Testicle 2
News Hornets 95, Timberwolves 81: Minnesota loses se... (Feb '11) Mar '11 sorb 13
News Rockets formally introduce shooting guard, Lee (Aug '10) Aug '10 All-star 1
News Kobe Leads Lakers to 15th NBA Title (Jun '09) Feb '10 Brew In 142
News Ron Artest starting to give Lakers the stops th... (Feb '10) Feb '10 Brew In 1
News Minnesota Timberwolves' Kurt Rambis, Rockets' T... (Nov '09) Nov '09 hyh 3
News Lakers' Phil Jackson cancels practice to take i... (Nov '09) Nov '09 Zachary 1
More from around the web