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Photo Caption Contest: Ron Artest pulled over in a race car

September 8, 2010 | 10:14 am

Ron Artest

Lakers forward Ron Artest just earned a new nickname: Speed Racer. In a post reported by TMZ, Artest was pulled over Monday in an Eagle Roadster -- an open-wheel Indy car -- because the registration on the car expired. In an interesting twist, TMZ says the car isn't even registered to Artest, but to a person in Tennessee.

There's no use trying to explain this -- just laugh. It's Ron Artest after all. The above photo reminds me of a scene in Liar Liar, a movie that features a hot-shot lawyer (Jim Carrey) who's incapable of lying for a day after his son makes it his birthday wish. After Carrey is pulled over for running various stop signs and red lights and for speeding, an officer asks him, "Do you know why I pulled you over?" Carrey responds, "It depends how long you've been following me."

As for Artest, I can't help but laugh when I see his innocent-looking grin as the officer is questioning him. Maybe he was just giving Artest props for wearing his helmet! The best caption to this photo will be featured in a morning links post.

-- Mark Medina

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Photo credit: TMZ