Check your mail, Ron Ron
The Second Coming's host recently penned an open letter to Artest about the importance of minding his P's and Q's while donning purple and gold. In a nutshell, Slavin presents Ron's Laker stint as the best opportunity to define the story of his career. Or rather edit that story's pages, what with all the missteps that have overshadowed Artest's work as one of the decade's best two-way players. An early paragraph from Slavin sets a very clear tone:
Let me be absolutely clear: you absolutely cannot mess this season up.
You fail here, and you will never redeem your career again. You ruin
this good thing we have going in LA, and the rest of your basketball
days will be tarnished by it. In LA, we fans run deep. We know our
basketball, we know our history, and we have more than a passing
interest in the Lake Show. We will be here longer than you. We have
more influence than you. Win us over, and you will be a Hall of Famer.
Lose our faith, and you will never see this level of love again.
Sounds about right. So there's one letter to a Laker, which got me thinking. If y'all decided to type an opus to another member of the roster, what would you say and to which player? Or would you just pick up where Slavin left off and tack on a little more for Artest's reading pleasure?
Thanks to True Hoop for the heads up.