Ron Artest pokes fun at Sasha Vujacic and his jeans
Only Ron Artest could deviate a question involving what he sees Kobe Bryant, Matt Barnes and himself bringing this season to suddenly poking fun at Sasha Vujacic's fashion choices.
But it happened.
Artest ticked off nearly every player in the Lakers lineup and argued all of them could hit a clutch shot. One of those included was Vujacic, whom Artest imitated fixing up his hair before knocking down two free throws to clinch Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals.
"He needs a commercial," Artest said. "I can't believe he doesn't have a commercial, like for hair product."
Since we were on the subject, I thought I'd bring up how Vujacic appeared Saturday at Nordstrom at Santa Monica Place to promote with the Rock & Republic the SV18 jean. It was inspired by Vujacic and is designed for tall people with a 38-inch seam.
Artest didn't know about the new venture, but don't count him as a fan.
"They're probably really tight," he said. "I'm sure they're tight, European style." So what will Artest do if Vujacic offers him free gear? Said Artest: "I don't wear tight jeans."
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Photo: Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic appeared Saturday at Nordstrom at Santa Monica Place to promote with the Rock & Republic the SV18 jean, which was inspired by Vujacic. Credit: Adam Bice / Rock & Republic.