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Ron Artest unplugged at the NBA Finals

June 9, 2010 |  2:18 pm

Could you ever imagine Ron Artest and Glen Davis (Big Baby) on the same team?

Yes, the Internet might simply explode.

For now, we'll have to settle with the Lakers' Artest and Big Baby of the Celtics in the same playoff series. A few days ago in L.A., Big Baby was wildly entertaining, talking about wearing earplugs on the bench and putting them in the wrong way at first. He was doing this to ease his post-concussion symptoms.

He joked about always being able to hear Coach Doc Rivers, no matter what.

Artest, meanwhile, has been raising his interviewing game to a new level during the NBA Finals. Mind you, the bar is set pretty darn high when it comes to Ron Ron.

Big Baby, who is 6 feet 9 and generously listed at 289 pounds, and Artest, a fan of Baby's, sounded as though he had a different number in mind when he was chatting with the media after practice Wednesday in Boston.

"He’s 300 pounds, maybe. He would argue that?" Artest said.

So Ron Ron modified his estimate, saying: "299."

OK, then ...

"295," Artest said. "He can move and he’s quick, and he can dunk." 

The way Artest was thinking, Baby could be something of a sports renaissance man.

"He really should play football, and basketball," Artest said. "And box. And baseball. And I don’t know what else, rugby?

"And be a bouncer. And cook. ... He’d probably rather eat. He’s a great all-around athlete and, I guess, cook."

It eventually always does come back to food, doesn't it?

-- Lisa Dillman in Boston