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Lakers' Ron Artest to star in reality TV show

April 2, 2010 |  9:03 am

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With Ron Artest's numerous public appearances and his activity on Twitter, it really was only a matter of time before his next venture would include a reality TV show.

And we now have a definite title. Writes the Hollywood Reporter:

"The bad boy NBA player is to develop and produce the "They Call Me Crazy" show with E1 Entertainment and Tijuana Entertainment. The series will document the ups and downs of Artest's life, allowing him to "make amends for past transgressions," according to E1 Entertainment...."

"I'm really excited to have the opportunity to invite people into my world to see the real me, and show them there are many more sides to the Ron Artest they see on the basketball court," Artest said in a statement in the article. "This show will allow me to share my experiences with others, and hopefully people can learn from the mistakes I've made."

Of course, Artest is mostly referring to the infamous "Malice at the Palace" in 2004, but some Lakers fans may wonder if the reality show is a mistake in itself, what with Artest still trying to get acclimated offensively with the team. No word yet on when filming starts, but I think it's safe to say that most fans would prefer for this to happen after the season.

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers forward Ron Artest, center, puts up a shot as Atlanta forwards Marvin Williams, left, and Zaza Pachulia defend during Wednesday's game. Credit: Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images


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