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E:60 profiles Ron Artest

October 28, 2009 |  1:37 pm

The ESPN news magazine put together an interesting feature on Ron Artest well worth a viewing:

A few things stick out. First, almost every clip of Artest causing problems comes in an Indiana jersey. Time has passed, and while it's foolish to say Artest has reached Derek Fisher levels of stability and maturity, it's also not fair to judge him entirely by events that played out earlier in the decade. Bottom line, he's not a bad guy, and context matters. The structure for him to succeed in LA is there. And that clip about knowing his role relative to Kobe is hilarious.