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Ron Artest takes on Doc Rivers via Twitter

August 30, 2010 |  9:19 am

Artest Boston Celtics Coach Doc Rivers created a fuss recently when he said the Lakers "still have not beaten our starting five. Our starting five against the Lakers starting five has a ring. Tell them, don't forget that. We'll be back strong and Perk will be here next year if there's a Game 7."

Rivers was referring to Celtics center Kendrick Perkins who went down in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, then  missed Game 7 as the Lakers won the title. Perkins is recovering from surgery on his torn ACL.

Ron Artest weighed in, via Twitter, on all this:

"Boston lost to Lakers because of Kendrick Perkins injury. What about in 08 when Bynum was injured. What about this year Bynum was injured...

"What about Kobe played with a broke finger...What about Ron artest defense When the Boston staff said Ron artest was too slow...

"Doc got one million excuses...

"The lakers with Bynum in the playoffs healthy has not lost...

"Let's see if my defense is less effective this year...

"So Boston is going to championship right past Miami?"

Artest also has a career-change in mind; think George Foreman.

Again, from Artest's tweets:

"I had a great boxing training camp this summer. It also got me ready card wise for season...

"Im Looking forward to trying to pursue heavyweight title. I'm sure it will be tough but I am up for the challenge. In four years...."

-- Barry Stavro

Photo: Ron Artest. Credit: Noel Vasquez / Getty Images


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