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Ron Artest asks fans via Twitter to describe Matt Barnes' toughness

July 23, 2010 | 11:00 am

For those wondering how the Lakers feel about acquiring Matt Barnes, well, you can always count on Ron Artest to give his opinion. From one tough guy to the other, Artest asked fans via Twitter to submit comments to him describing what makes Barnes so tough. Artest would know, seeing how the pesky Barnes tried to intimidate Kobe Bryant last season and even pretended to inbound the ball toward his face.

Among the fan feedback:

"Matt is tougher than nails Tougher than a penguin on steroids Tougher than richard Simmons trying to take off his spandex" -- RONARTESTCOM

“@AR_Fresh16: @RONARTESTCOM @Matt_Barnes22 is tougher than Chuck Norris and that's a tough dude lol”

"“@NickJunior: @RONARTESTCOM Matt Barnes is tough like elephant taint”

“@CELTICSin2011: @RONARTESTCOM matt barnes is so tough that he doesnt cry so his tears get donated to kobe cause he needs more tears”

“@IvanRott: @RONARTESTCOM Matt Barnes is tougher than Run-D.M.C.'s Tougher Than Leather.”

“@folllowthesun: @RONARTESTCOM tougher than trying to beat the Lakers?”

“@SBekovic: @RONARTESTCOM Matt Barnes is tougher that (sp) Kimbo Slice's beard.”

“@moongrim: @RONARTESTCOM Barnes is so tough I saw him dunk with no hands”

“@WBandoy: @RonArtestCOM Yo, @Matt_Barnes22 is tougher than doing Chinese calculus in your head!”

“@FabioLLanes: @RONARTESTCOM matt barnes is tougher than sodoku”

“@ziadaljamaan: @RONARTESTCOM matt barnes so tough he doesn't sleep he just waits”

“@koronanlime: @RONARTESTCOM Matt Barnes is tougher than using the restroom after eating jalapeno tabasco sauce”

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers forward Ron Artest asked fans via Twitter to describe Matt Barnes' toughness. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times


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