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

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.

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Photo credit: TMZ

 
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@WILDONE… “Now I've stated this before, here on the blog, and a few of the comments today go almost as far as I have fantasized...that Drew could easily become the Lakers leading scorer in the next few years, barring injuries of course. Kobe in his waning years becoming more of a facilitator (see game 7 of '10 finals for his ability to morph into whatever he wants and the team needs him to be), and Andrew possibly developing another shot (sky hook anyone?). He's already bigger than almost every other big he has to face, and does have a very soft touch. Moreover, I feel that this could all happen in the context of a successful Laker team. Meaning Andrew Bynum, 25/10 man, and Lakers in the finals again and again and again.”
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You’re definitely another Bynum-Booster, WildOne. While we still have multiple championships to post before Kobe slows down, I agree with your vision that there will come a time when Drew will become the focus of the offense and a dominant player who can lead us to post-Kobe dynasty. At 22 years old, Drew could conceivably play for another 10 to 15 years depending on how healthy he can remain. For the time being, however, he will have to be content to be the #3 option after Kobe and Pau. Great post, WildOne.
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@TOM D… “Fish is not ready, mentally, to become the #2 PG. So Blake has to come in and play great, but leave for Fish to feel like The Man. Fish is a class act, and it will all work out I am sure, but there may be bumps on the road.”
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Great point, Tom. Derek is rightfully a very proud man and believes in his heart of hearts that he was a major reason for the Lakers last 5 NBA championships. I just hope he will have the good sense to retire and join the coaching staff once his two year contract is up. He has another perhaps even more successful career waiting for him as the Lakers next great head coach, after a brief stint as an assistant of course.
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@LAKERMIKE… “With Blake pushing the ball with his speed (like Farmar) and pass-first skills (unlike Farmar), Barnes and Brown filling the lanes (or spot up for 3-pointer), Odom trailing (or coast-to-coast off the rebound), this second unit has the makings of a fast-paced team.”
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You’re on a roll, Mike. I loved how the second unit was also a change of pace unit a couple of years ago and I think you are right that Steve Blake could bring that back for us but at a higher level of intelligence than when Jordan was fulfilling the role. As a savvy veteran, I think we are going to all fall in love with how Steve plays the game. I loved how MM described him as a smaller, faster, right-handed Derek Fisher. I used to call him a poor man’s Derek Fisher, which to me was the ultimate compliment for a player’s character.
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@JUSTALAKERFAN… “I too think Ratcliff was brought in to be insurance and mentor for AB. I think this shows the dedication the front office has in developing AB. First to be mentored by KAB for offense and footwork and now Theo for mentoring AB health and learning how to take care of his health. This really shows how much front office is investing in AB. Drew take notes.”
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I agree 100% with your comments, Justa. I love the idea of Theo coming off the bench to play some center to keep Drew’s minutes down. Until Drew plays a full year without any injuries, just like Fish, I would like to see Phil manage his minutes to make sure we have him healthy for the playoffs. He is going to be the key to our beating the bigger teams from the East. Letting Theo have some of the backup minutes at center will also keep Pau fresher for the playoffs. Last year, it was obvious that he was winded during the early rounds.
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TOM

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(Yes, I know, but it is one of the few jokes I remember my father telling me when I was little. I apologize in advance.)

"I'm buying this for my psychiatrist! Really!"

"At least I wasn't speeding like that Evans dude in Sacramento."

It's okay officer, I have a note from my doctor. This is part of my Post Championship Stress Disorder.

p.s. I didn't know it was legal to even drive that type of vehicle. Sweet!

@Laker Tom
You’re definitely another Bynum-Booster, WildOne.
Yes I am!

Ron Ron: This is not what I had in mind when I said "Acknowledge me!"

Ron Ron: Is that Harvey Levin over there?

Officer : I had you clocked at over 200MPH on radar.........

Ron : Are you a Laker Fan? Could I interest you in some front row seats?

Ron Ron: Dang! This aint what I meant by "acknowledge me!"

"I'll have a cheeseburger, french fries, and a coke. No, make it onion rings instead of french fries. And do you still have those shamrock shakes?"

Officer: Do you know how fast you were going?

Ron: Uhhh, yeah...

OR

Did I get the pole position?

Otis.

I´m from Barcelona, the same city of Pau Gasol (i can see Pau playing since his 14 year old in F.C. Barcelona) Spain (España) is a little but nice country. We have here in Barcelona nice beaches, mountains and good weather. Also we have good food (french cuisine influence obviously)

If you are from L.A., Barcelona and L.A. are very similars. L.A. is more big than Barcelona and with more population.

"

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Posted by: Jolly Rancher | September 08, 2010 at 11:24 AM"

Not me

JR

Ron: Dude, jump in back it's a two seater!!

Whoever is impersonating me has some awful spelling skills.

The bottom line is that I've always wanted to do that (drive an open wheel race car on the streets)

"Ricky, You have some 'Splaining" to do, like your English for example, or that Spain was once one of the greatest Empires in history, and kicked alot of Anglo and Moor butt, you illiterate stupido...

Posted by: Jolly Rancher | September 08, 2010 at 11:33 AM"

Again, not me. I would only bash Ricky for rating Pau above Wilt or Kareem.

It looks like our identity confused homophobe (sp) is back and looking to get moderation turned back on...the bastage!!

JR

It's Helter Skelter officer.

Sonnybelfast

I'm sorry Mr. Artest...

A Ralphs Card is not an acceptable form of ID...

And Mr. Artest...When I said insurance, I didn't mean the signing of Blake, Barnes and Ratcliff....

hahahaha, I know me english is pathetic. Me first language is obviously spanish. I can speak french and Deutsch (German) I take this blog to practice. Here in Barcelona speak english is not easy except with tourist (giris in spanish) Well, sorry for me grammar. If you can understand all that I would sai, enough for me. You can write spanish??????

Sir, I am pulling you over because you were driving too fast in the 'the lane'.

Officer: "Do you know why I pulled you over?"

RonRon: "No."

Officer: "Neither do I -- hey! You're Ron Artest!!! Can you autograph my ticket book?"

RonRon: "Sure. And you can follow me on Twitter!"

--FEARless

Power Wheels sure have come a long way...

Officer: "See here... So when Kobe move to the post, you need to flash out to the perimeter...."

WHEEEEEAAAAATTTTTIIIIIIEEEEEESSSSSSSSS


OR


I WAS ON MY WAY TO PICK UP MATT BARNES

OR

DOC SAY RON ARTEST SLOW LET KNOW RON FAST IN RED CAR
(do not fix grammar issues)

Artest: "Honestly Officer, I don't know how I got here. I was driving and driving and then I made a right..."

Officer: Do you know how fast you were driving?
Ron Ron: I was driving???

I assume TMZ has like five full time paparazzi following every minor celebrity in LA around. But I bet the ones who follow Ron Artest around do it for free.

phred - something tells me you're the one that took this photo....

MM

Phred - definitely a job i wouldn't mind. It would never get boring.

JR

Ron: Doc sent you from Boston?

Ron Ron:
"Yes officer, I realize that the color is gay"

Ron: Hey its safer than boxing

Officer: "You have to practice your defensive driving skills"


Ron: "No worries, training camp is coming up"

officer:
license & registration please...

Ron:
moment of silence for the champions
for those who make going hard a lifestyle
never wait for nothing
got to get it right now
i'm in the spotlight
when they turn the lights down
only the champs go the hardest in the 12th round
i love the fourth quarter
i love the ninth inning
i love game 7
bring on the competition
cuz in my heart can't nobody do it better
can't slow me down won't stop me never
i'm so cashis clay
i'm tyson in his prime
your own league wit em
i'm barry bonds with mine
i beat the buzzer baby
my stroke is hole in one
you see the checkered flag?
finish line here i come
i aint gotta brag
i let the trophys do it
around here we the best
so come and hold me too it
i specialize in everything that can't be done
aint no more talking bout it
moment of silence for the champions

they say we warriors
they say we did it again (hands high for the champions)
we are victorious
we only in it to win (stand up for the champions)
no surrender no retreat
we take the battlefield over every time (and clap yo hands for the champions)
we came we saw we conquered everything in sight (moment of silence for the champions)
http://www.elyricsworld.com/champion_lyrics_ron_artest.html
ayyy oh ay oh ay oh
thats the sound you hear from the crowd when we come through (they screaming)
ayyy oh ay oh ay oh
we run the town here can't you tell when we come through (they screaming)
champions!(cuz we are)
champions!(they screaming)
champions!(cuz we are)
champions!
can't nobody handle us
there aint no competitors
no wonder why we are (we are the champions)

You read the newspapers
you saw the magazines
you got the internet but you aint gotta google me
my name is up in lights
my face is well known
you see us superbowl dancing in the endzone
you see us taking shots of vodka out of stanley's cup
you see us running out the tunnel looking fired up
and in my heard can't nobody do it better
can't slow me down won't stop me never
i'm dale earnhardt
i'm so michael phelps
so many gold medals
too many title belts
i started all-state
and came up from that
now imma world champ
and reppin everywhere
call me incredible
work ethic impeccable
i did it for the decimals and now i can't let it go
i specialize in anything that can't be done
no more talking bout it
moment of silence for the champions

they say we warriors
they say we did it again (hands high for the champions)
we are victorious
we only in it to win (stand up for the champions)
no surrender no retreat
we take the battlefield over every time (and clap yo hands for the champions)
we came we saw we conquered everything in sight (moment of silence for the champions)
ayyy oh ay oh ay oh
thats the sound you hear from the crowd when we come through (they screaming)
ayyy oh ay oh ay oh
we run the town here can't you tell when we come through (they screaming)
champions!(cuz we are)
champions!(they screaming)
champions!(cuz we are)
champions!
can't nobody handle us(no)
there aint no competitors(no)
no wonder why we are (we are the champions)

I'm guessing when Phil Jackson asked him to work on his handle and his driving skills, this isn't what he meant.

"Ron Artest seen Monday on set of the new Cool Runnings sequel."

Sorry, Officer, I'm kind of in a hurry.

McDonald's stops serving breakfast in 5 mins!

RON: "This isn't a racetrack?!"

See.... Phil told me if the lane is open, I should drive into the lane and take it strong... Queensbridge!

Ron Ron: "That's right officer, I said my name is Danica Patrick."

-- OR --

Ron Ron: "I was just helping Kobe film another YouTube video of him jumping over a car."

"Queensbridge?"

call for backup - i'm stuck & i can't feel my legs!

Ron: got any vegan gummi bears?

can you hurry it up, i'm late for my Circuit City summer job.

Officer: Mr. Artest can I ask you a question.

Ron: Of course you can Mr. officer

Officer: How is that you can fit in such a small car, aren't you cramped?

Ron: I didn't realize their was such little leg room in this car, that's why I was speeding my feet are too big.

Officer: OK, I will let you go since you are the coolest crazy dude I know, but can your Doctor take a pic of me giving you a ticket?

Ron: If it is ok with Doc it is OK with me.

hold up, lemme tweet this...

Hey who is hijacking screen names, Someone was posting as me, you can steal my credit, my money, my car , my house, but don't mess with my Laker Blog
Isn't ANYTHING sacred?

Can I get your signature please?

Ron: Scalabrine, you a cop in the off-season?

RonRon: "What?!?! I'm wearing a helmet!"

RICHARD HAMMOND!

Nice car! Where is he? Young Drivers Insurance


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