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  Ron Artest returns to Detroit
Ron Artest was booed when he was introduced and almost every time the Sacramento Kings forward had the ball Saturday night against the Detroit Pistons.
Artest's return to Detroit was delayed because the NBA suspended him for the rest of the 2004-05 season and by the time he was traded to Sacramento last season, the Kings had already played on the road against the Pistons.
Ron Artest and Stephen Jackson received seven-game suspensions Saturday from the NBA for their most recent run-ins with the law.
www.cbc.ca /sports/basketball/story/2007/01/20/artest-detroit.html   (1498 words)

 Indiana Pacers allow Ron Artest to leave
Ron Artest was suspended by the NBA for most of last season for his role in the infamous brawl with fans at Detroit.
Ron Artest recently told The Indianapolis Star he disliked playing for Pacers coach Rick Carlisle and said he could not reach his potential with the team.
The Pacers said Ron Artest, 26, would no longer practice or play with the team but would continue to be paid while a trade is being sought after.
www.girlstalksports.com /Basketball/NBA/Indiana-Pacers-allow-Ron-Artest-to-leave-20051216516   (259 words)

  Ron Artest's hearing postponed 3 weeks - Boston.com
Artest was charged March 21 with battery and corporal injury to a spouse, false imprisonment and dissuading a witness from reporting a crime.
Artest must continue to comply with a judge's order to stay at least 100 yards away from his wife and children until further notice, said assistant district attorney Dan Quick.
Artest was suspended for 73 games and pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault after a brawl with Detroit Pistons fans in 2004, when he played for the Indiana Pacers.
www.boston.com /sports/basketball/articles/2007/04/05/ron_artests_hearing_postponed_3_weeks   (383 words)

 JockBio: Ron Artest Biography
Ron’s dad was a former Golden Gloves boxer, a navy veteran, and a jack of all trades whose 6-2, 250-lb.
Ron missed the first 23 games with a broken finger, and was unhappy upon his return, as usual playing with one eye on Coach Floyd, who continued to yank him for the smallest infraction.
Ron was the team’s leading scorer against the Celtics and Heat in their opening-round playoff triumphs, but struggled in the series loss to the Detroit Pistons in the Eastern Conference Finals.
www.jockbio.com /Bios/Artest/Artest_bio.html   (2841 words)

 MTV News | Ron Artest Battles In Basketball/Boxing Game, Funds His Own Rap LP
Ron Ron (his nickname from the 'Bridge) is starring in his own as-yet-untitled video game where he gets to take his court frustrations out in the squared circle.
Artest, who is currently training for his next season with the Indiana Pacers, didn't have a release date for his game yet, but he said early 2006 is when he's going to show the world what he's been doing with his salary besides paying fines and donating money to kids.
Ron says although he's going to be keeping it "get-toe" on his LP, the record is clean and definitely won't cause the backlash Allen Iverson did a few years ago when he was going to release a rap record (see "Misunderstood Allen Iverson Skips Hip-Hop For Hoops").
www.mtv.com /news/articles/1511684/20051018/artest__ron2.jhtml?headlines=true   (523 words)

 ESPNMAG.com - Scary Good   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Artest outright unnerved opponents -- the bumping, the elbowing, the unshakable glare.
Artest dragged his team to the Elite Eight as a sophomore, then invited about a thousand of his neighbors to the Queensbridge community center to announce he was going pro at 19.
Artest parks and walks into his unimposing five-bedroom brick house, where two of his three kids are running around in their jammies and the TV is blaring and gift boxes are strewn about everywhere.
espn.go.com /magazine/vol6no02artest.html   (2537 words)

 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on ron artest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Heidi Klum, Ron Artest and The Bowen Collecto...
Ron Artest, talking to children as part of his community service sentence, defended his actions in one of the worst brawls in US sports history....
Artest played college basketball at St. John's University, and was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the 16th pick of the 1999 NBA Draft.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/ron_artest   (1416 words)

 ClutchFans - Potential Rocket Profile: Ron Artest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The 6-foot-7 Artest was drafted with the 16th overall selection by the Chicago Bulls in the 1999 NBA Draft.
But during a contest in which "Ron Ron" and the Pacers were blowing out the Pistons in Detroit, a game even people who are not fans of the NBA now know about, Artest laid a hard foul on Ben Wallace, who took exception.
Artest went in to the stands after the fan, fisticuffs broke out all over the place and the rest is history.
www.clutchfans.net /news.cfm?NewsID=1212   (771 words)

 Sheriff: Ron Artest slapped victim - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
SACRAMENTO (AP) — Sacramento Kings forward Ron Artest slapped a woman's face and grabbed her repeatedly, causing visible injuries, according to a sheriff's report made public Tuesday.
Artest was arrested Monday after a woman inside his home in a Sacramento suburb called 911 and said she had been assaulted.
Artest was arrested Monday on suspicion of domestic violence and using force or violence to prevent his victim from reporting a crime.
www.usatoday.com /sports/basketball/nba/kings/2007-03-06-artest-details_N.htm?csp=34   (492 words)

 Ron Artest : USAToday.com - Ron Artest Biography from USAToday.com
Ron Artest led Sacramento with 22 points, seven rebounds and five assists in Monday's loss to the Hornets.
Ron Artest, dealing with a hamstring injury, is listed in the probable starting lineup for the Kings on Sunday.
Ron Artest, who missed his last game due to a hamstring injury, came off the bench on Friday and played for 26 minutes.
fantasybasketball.usatoday.com /content/player.asp?sport=NBA&id=620   (447 words)

 ABC News: Ron Artest Booed in Return to Indianapolis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Artest scored 18 points, but shot 6-for-22 from the field, including 2-for-14 in the second half in the Sacramento Kings' 98-93 loss to Indiana on Friday night.
Artest was booed during pregame introductions and every time he touched the ball.
Artest was playing in Indianapolis for the first time since his trade request was granted and he was sent to the Kings for Peja Stojakovic seven weeks ago.
abcnews.go.com /Sports/wireStory?id=1740356   (423 words)

 DimeMag.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Time hasn’t stood still for Ron since he was suspended for the remainder of the season after igniting the infamous Detroit ‘brawl’ that became the sports story of 2004.
But Ron Artest, despite the confusion he may have about his own public perception, is not a man prone to trading in things or condescending to ruling powers.
Artest both chaffs and flourishes in the grip of his own life, under the scrutiny of the public, and the rules of his career.
www.dimemag.com /feature.asp?id=2064   (2586 words)

 An Enigma In the Hall Of Infamy (washingtonpost.com)
But it was Artest's behavior that thrust him into a select hall of infamy, alongside basketball's Latrell Sprewell, who choked his coach, P.J. Carlesimo, seven years ago, and Todd Bertuzzi, the NHL player who is awaiting trial on assault charges stemming from an on-ice sucker punch last season.
When Artest was confronted with his litany of suspensions, he pointed out that most of his physical anger was channeled toward inanimate objects, such as the video monitor he destroyed at Madison Square Garden two years ago.
Artest seemed not to fully comprehend the fallout earlier this month when he asked the Pacers for a month off to help promote a record he was financially fronting and to rest his sore body.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A16934-2004Nov27.html   (783 words)

 The Phoenix Online - Ron Artest: the way, the truth and the light
In the case of the NBA, Ron Artest is the entertainment equivalent of a girl on girl scene on The O.C. Ron Artest keeps us going; he’s an excuse to watch a sport that has fallen to mediocrity.
At his purest essence, Ron Artest is a walking Id. He’s a loose canon and I love it.
When he was drafted by the Bulls in 1999, Artest was admittedly rough around the edges as far as some of his playmaking abilities.
phoenix.swarthmore.edu /2006-02-09/sports/15821   (682 words)

 Ron Artest apologizes, returns to Kings - Boston.com
A woman called 911 and said she had been assaulted, and a police report said Artest had slapped the woman's face and grabbed her repeatedly, causing visible injuries on her hand and leg.
Artest is best known as the central figure in the 2004 brawl between Indiana Pacers players and Detroit Pistons fans.
Artest and teammate Stephen Jackson were sentenced to one year of probation and 60 hours of community service after pleading no contest to misdemeanor assault charges stemming from the 2004 brawl.
www.boston.com /sports/basketball/articles/2007/03/11/ron_artest_apologizes_returns_to_kings   (787 words)

 KFBA.NET: Ron Artest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Artest (.800 on the year) has asked to be traded from the Indiana Pacers, and team CEO Donnie Walsh has stated that he will oblige.
Artest may be a top player in the NBA, but his reputation as a head case means he'll only be taken by a team that believes he will put them over the top.
Unless the team acquires a major offensive cog in exchange for Artest, his departure should be good news for Jermaine O'Neal (1.059), who had his first 1.100+ showing of the year last week, as Artest sat out with a wrist injury.
kfba.net /WebModules/Players/Player.aspx?PlayerID=71   (697 words)

 With Artest, A Human Quality (washingtonpost.com)
Ron Artest continues his enigmatic tendencies as he sorts through the aftermath of his brawl and the public's perception of him.
We make sweeping assumptions about Artest's circumstances and character based on his race and the address he came from, and hurl abuse at him, and insist that if he makes $5 million a year then he's supposed to accept a cold drink in his face without a human reaction.
Let's imagine what Ron Artest is feeling right now, and surmise that his temper is the great struggle of his existence, a flaring that has intermittently threatened to undo all the positives in his life.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A13398-2004Nov25.html   (1530 words)

 SportingNews.com - NBA - Artest wants Pacers to trade him
Artest, suspended most of last season for his role in one of the worst brawls in American sports, said over the weekend that he wants out, his past haunts him in Indianapolis and the team would be better off without him.
Artest remains on the roster but is inactive with pay for the rest of the week.
Artest was a key component to a team that was expected to challenge for the Eastern Conference crown.
www.sportingnews.com /yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=43893   (1467 words)

 Ron Artest arrested for domestic violence
Deputies arrested Artest on suspicion of domestic violence and using force or violence to prevent the woman from reporting a crime, sheriff's spokeswoman Dena Erwin said.
Two days later, Artest was suspended for the rest of the season _ 73 games, plus the playoffs _ in a move that cost him almost $5 million.
Artest and Jackson were sentenced to one year of probation and 60 hours of community service after pleading no contest to misdemeanor assault charges.
www.quepasa.com /english/channels/sports/basketball/ron.artest.domestic.violence/601387.html   (392 words)

 Ron Artest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After the playoffs, Artest offered to donate his entire salary to keep teammate Bonzi Wells with the team, who became a free agent after the 2005-06 NBA season.
Artest wears the number 93 with Sacramento because he says it represents the Queensbridge projects where he grew up, with the "9" representing the "Q" in Queens and the "3" representing the "B" in Bridge.
Artest has an album entitled "My World" which is set to be released in the U.S. on October 31, 2006, on Hallowen.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ron_Artest   (1589 words)

 ESPN - Artest asked Carlisle for time off - NBA
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Pacers forward Ron Artest said Wednesday that he asked head coach Rick Carlisle for as much as a month off to heal his aching body and recover from a hectic schedule.
Among the issues Artest cited to the media was fatigue over his busy schedule promoting a soon-to-be released rap album.
However, Pacers president Donnie Walsh told ESPN Insider Chad Ford on Thursday morning that Artest, who has sat out the team's last two games, did not ask for time off because of his work on the rap album, nor was he being punished for his work on the album.
sports.espn.go.com /nba/news/story?id=1920455   (852 words)

 Out of the Factory: Ron Artest
We are announcing that Ron Artest is a robot in the same manner we announce any famous robot: by waiting for them to make history first.
Up until this season, Ron had been voted an All-Star, NBA Defensive Player of the Year, and been suspended seven times, once for smashing a television on the court that was talking shit to him during the game.
Due to Ron’s inferior vocabulary recognition chip (something installed to ensure street credibility), Ron didn’t understand what his coach meant when he called Ron’s behavior “detrimental to the integrity of the team.” Ignorant humans found this endearing.
www.deadbodiesinc.com /article.php/50/1/ron_artest_robot.php   (547 words)

 Sports - Add rap to Ron Artest's rep - sacbee.com
Ron Artest of the Sacramento Kings performs a track from his debut album "My World" at Fandango's in Rancho Cordova on Monday.
And in the NBA, Artest is as infamous as players come, sentenced to a 73-game suspension in 2004 -- the harshest penalty in NBA history -- for his involvement in the brawl with fans.
Artest lays back like he should when it's time to party with strippers on "Working the Pole," though with Artest, it's more about his persona than the particulars of his voice.
www.sacbee.com /100/story/69887.html   (844 words)

 InsideHoops.com - Ron Artest Interview
Indiana Pacers forward Ron Artest is finally back in the NBA after his massive suspension that cut his 2004-05 season drastically short.
Ron Artest: I think everything is pretty much back to normal.
Ron Artest: I was 255 when I was doing it.
www.insidehoops.com /ron-artest-interview-101205.shtml   (514 words)

 Ron Artest - Deadspin
With the NBA's trading deadline passed, Ron Artest finally felt it was safe to have his love for the Kings proclaimed boldly on the back of his head.
That of course is the fight in which the Pacers' Ron Artest went into the stands to tangle with fans, one of whom he thought had thrown a beverage at him.
Artest was asked his thoughts on Magic Johnson's recent comments that Artest didn't deserve a second chance.
www.deadspin.com /sports/ron-artest   (2607 words)

 Philadelphia 76ers, Allen Iverson, Ron Artest, National Basketball Association, Sacramento Kings - CBS SportsLine.com
Artest was deactivated by the Pacers after requesting a trade in December 2004, and he spent nearly two months at home while Indiana had difficulty finding a suitable deal.
Artest heard rumors about Sacramento's reported recent discussions with Philadelphia, with leading scorer Mike Bibby thought to be part of the talks.
Artest also thinks Iverson has the right to be involved in any trade discussions about him, just as Artest and his agent had extensive discussions with any of his possible destinations after Indiana.
cbs.sportsline.com /nba/story/9867449   (598 words)

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