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Ron Artest appears on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' ... with clothes on

One can't help but feel happy about how much Ron Artest has grown.

He won his first NBA championship, has earned accolades for his charitable work involving mental-health issues, and he returned Wednesday to "Jimmy Kimmel Live" with actual clothes on, which wasn't the case a year ago.

That doesn't mean his attire didn't raise eyebrows. Instead of wearing checkered boxers, Artest sported a fake beard, cowboy hat, a T-shirt promoting his new iPhone application, football shorts, socks and slippers. No wonder Kimmel called him "the most entertaining man in professional sports."

"Ron," Kimmel asked, "have you been missing in the woods?"

"This grew in one day," Artest said, pointing to his fake beard. Lakers Coach Phil Jackson "was talking to me. He was meditating, and my beard started to grow." Later on, Kimmel revisited Artest's wardrobe: "Are you aware that if I saw you on the street, I would think you're a homeless person?"

Said Artest: "Sometimes I think the same way."

Yes, it was a grand time had by all. Artest and Kimmel threw a football around, talked about receiving the keys to Las Vegas, getting pulled over this summer in a race car and his affection for singer Céline Dion. But the conversation also turned serious, touching on why Artest is so insistent about auctioning off his championship ring.

"We're auctioning it off for a good cause," Artest said. "I don't think I'm a good spokesperson today because of how I'm dressed, but we're going to auction it off for mental-health awareness."

Laker fans remain split on Artest's initiative, with some loving how his goofy public persona and outlandish idea will help the community and some believing he'll regret the decision and should auction off something else. But Laker fans will surely rejoice in unision over topics such as these: the significance of wearing No. 15 ("15 means nonstop defense"), whether he's worried about LeBron James and the Miami Heat ("No. We have Kobe") and why he wants to see the Lakers match up with the Celtics in the NBA Finals ("I'll be looking forward to seeing that cat and dog fight.").

-- Mark Medina
twitter.com/latmedina

E-mail the Lakers blog at mgmedin@gmail.com

 
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Mamba24! Way to get us started, buddy!

good morning-

regardless of preseason results:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkje4FiH9Qc

have a good day-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUSvfgAPCRs

You just have to love Ron Ron and his happy go lucky personality. I for one am glad he turned his whole persona around since joining the Lakers and has really bought in to the teams philosophy. Let us all hope he has another fantastic year with this team and he gets #2 this year.

Good morning.


Ahhhh - Mamba in the Morning - all is right with the world.


I had a very frustrating drive into work this morning. People in SoCal have absolutely no freaking idea how to drive if there's a little sprinkle of rain... sheesh...


Anyhoo - this made my morning commute so much better. It's one of my absolute FAV rock ballads - enjoy!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwijZPVD7H0

Way to get us started, buddy! Posted by: lone star laker fan | October 21, 2010 at 08:09 AM
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Thank you and as an aside just when can we expect your Bloggers Profile? Lol. I'd just love to hear about a Lakers fan experience in Texas. I assume thats what the Lone star represents.

@MS Very nice! We got that counter-coulture pseudo/religious thing going on. Thanks!!

Another day - another goofy grin on my face thinking about how happy I am that RonRon's a Laker....


GOD I love this guy!!!

Ahhhh - Mamba in the Morning - all is right with the world.
Posted by: justanothermambafan | October 21, 2010 at 08:23 AM
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*sniff* *sniff* Oh that was so nice. All you wonderful people trying to give a boost to poor Mamba24. Thank you so much. Nice song too! Carry on!


WOW!!! THIS DENSITY IS REALLY SOMETHING TOODAY!!

wes - I'll miss you my renegade chat peep....

wes - I'll miss you my renegade chat peep....
Posted by: justanothermambafan | October 21, 2010 at 08:35 AM
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ME TOO WESJOE!

DON'T ADJUST YOUR BLOG FOLKS!! YES, YES, YES IT'S THE FABULOUS JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN & MAMBA24 SHOW!!!!!!

Mamb24,
Yes, I'm a lonely laker fan in the lone star state. Grew up in SoCal, fell in love with Lakers when they were underdogs to Bulls in 71 (due to Keith Erickson's appendisitis attack). Make the trek to the ATT center whenever the Lake Show makes an appearance.

LOL - The Justa & Mamba Show -


God help you all - QUICK - hide the children...


the horror..... the horror....


oh the humanity....

LOL - The Justa & Mamba Show - God help you all - QUICK - hide the children... the horror..... the horror....
oh the humanity.... Posted by: justanothermambafan | October 21, 2010 at 08:44 AM
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LMAO!! YOU ARE FUNNY DAMNIT!!

Game Day! I'm sensing Phil is going to hold Kobe out for tonight - which makes perfectly good sense to me! I think The Machine is back tonight! Will Shannon Brown start? Bad Blake is in the house! And, as long as we're on the classic rock vibe; Don, Mark, Mel, and Craig - GFR '74!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MMwzv-8kEY&feature=related

Make the trek to the ATT center whenever the Lake Show makes an appearance. Posted by: lone star laker fan | October 21, 2010 at 08:42 AM
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Make the Trek to the ATT center for the Lakers you say? GOD@#@%$^^&&&&!! That's good enough for me...OUT FREAKIN STANDING !!!!!!!!!!! You are a certified Lakerholic and may you be afflicted with this malady for years to come!!!

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lone star laker fan - alone in Texas, but flying the purple and gold

Making the trek to ATT center is good but I am in MA and I walk around constantly with my Lakers jerseys on. I have been yelled at, sworn at and even had some clown throw something at me while I was walking around. What could be better than walking through Boston during the finals last year and then after we beat that @ss. I have never been more proud when wearing my Lakers gear then when I walked around Boston last season the day after we beat them for the title. LOL

Happy Birthday Utz!!!

I second that - Happy Birthday Utz

LEWSTRSSSSSSSSSS IN THE HOUSE!!!!!!!! Good selection bro!!!

Happy B-Day utz - and Manny, Moe and Jaaaaack!

Oh, and fourth best bar band EVAH (even if I'm the only guy who might consider them a bar band):

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utzworld - THE BANNER HOLDER -

My St. Louis brother...ENJOY your day today...

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Morning Lakersblog Famz...how's everyone today???

Happy B-day Utz...hugs to you!!!


SHERRIF!!


It's about time you showed yourself LOL!


HOpe all is well taliq - looking forward to sharing the season with you again - and smacking down some trolls LOL!!!

cofm99 - Don't take no ish from those Green Pukes...

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(13) LEWSTRS - utzworld - THE BANNER HOLDER -My St. Louis brother...
ENJOY your day today...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztoSUhbNntQ
(14) IHEARTBK24 - Happy B-day Utz...hugs to you!!!

Mamba24 - what, my happy b-day to Utz not good enough? Well, no presents for you come your b-day!

Oh, and for gits and shiggles, my #3 favorite bar band:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF-Vjh5D5Uc

@ mamba24 - thanks for adding me!!!

@63 FOOTER, Sorry sir, I would not dare slight 63 Footer. You think I've taken leave of my senses? Don't answer that!!! LOL!
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utzworld THE BANNER HOLDER, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! - BANDWAGON
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(01) JEFE101 - OWNER - Happy Birthday Utz!!!
(02) COFM99 - DRIVER - I second that - Happy Birthday Utz
(03) MAMBA24 - RIDING SHOTGUN - I 3rd that - Happy Birthday utz
(04) #4 - 4th That - Happy birthday Utz
(05) SEGEBOY/SHERIFF -SHERIFF - 5th that - Happy Birthday Utz
(06) PHRED - 6th that - Happy Birhtday Utz
(07) RICK FRIEDMAN - 7th that - Happy Birthday Utz
(08) JON K. - 8th - Happy Birthday Utz
(09) ZAIRA AMATERASU - GODDESS - Happy Birthday Utz
(10) LAKERLASS - Happy Birthday Utz
(11) CHRISITNA H. - Happy Birthday utz
(12) LAKERTOM - Happy Birthday utz
(13) LEWSTRS - utzworld - THE BANNER HOLDER -My St. Louis brother...
ENJOY your day today...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztoSUhbNntQ
(14) IHEARTBK24 - Happy B-day Utz...hugs to you!!!
(15) 63 FOOTER - Happy B-Day utz - and Manny, Moe and Jaaaaack!Oh, and fourth best bar band EVAH (even if I'm the only guy who might consider them a bar band):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZzhQXG7OfY&feature=related

Hey Justa...

My guess is 2 weeks before I have a new computer...

Life is rough...

Wes

Thanks for adding me!!!Posted by: iheartkb24 | October 21, 2010 at 09:34 AM
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My pleasure ma'am!

Mamba24 - fine, rub it in that you still have senses... mine are completely gone!

And thanks for adding me.

i saw an nba roundtable discussion on espn. all the the participants, when discussing the likelyhood of the lakers threepeating did not even mention drew as a variable, and instead viewed the soundness of kobe's knee being the only thing that matters. whatchyathink?

wes... bummer dude.... i'm gonna miss our chats....

Happy Birthday Utz!

Ron Ron is a real character with such a big heart. love it.

5 more days!

Goooooood Mornin' Lakers Blog Nation,

Happy b-day Utz!

Howdy do, Mamba and Justa?

Wow, @ms - One of my favorite songs from JCS. "Don't you know everything's alright, yes everything's fine, and we want you to sleep well tonight...."

Um, Wes. How are you posting now?

Mamba24 - fine, rub it in that you still have senses... mine are completely gone! And thanks for adding me. Posted by: 63 Footer | October 21, 2010 at 09:41 AM
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My pleasure my brother. 63 Footers senses completely gone you
say?...RIDICULOUS!!! LOL!
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utzworld THE BANNER HOLDER, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! - BANDWAGON
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(01) JEFE101 - OWNER - Happy Birthday Utz!!!
(02) COFM99 - DRIVER - I second that - Happy Birthday Utz


(14) IHEARTBK24 - Happy B-day Utz...hugs to you!!!
(15) 63 FOOTER - Happy B-Day utz - and Manny, Moe and Jaaaaack!Oh, and fourth best bar band EVAH (even if I'm the only guy who might consider them a bar band):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZzhQXG7OfY&feature=related
(16) J24(LADYJEM24) - Happy Birthday Utz

wes -

Try the 1 month free trial period...clean up them viruses...

kaspersky.com

63 Footer - Great bar band...never heard of them...but me like very much...

Lakers Dynasty - The Next Generation...

#17 Coming Up!!!

Lass - he can post here, just not on the renegade chat.

Um, Wes. How are you posting now? Posted by: LakerLass | October 21, 2010 at 09:48 AM
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LMAO!! OH SWEET JESUS!!! Stop it Lass! Stop it now!!! LOL!
Good Morning LakerLass - she who can drive away the darkness and bring on the light with her smile - How are you this wonderful Lakers Game Day Morning? You come to kick me to the curb too Lass? Just playing with ya Lass.

BOY THIS DENSITY IS REALLY AWESOME!!!

Mamba24 - density is an awesome thing....

BTW - no one's kicking anyone to the curb. There will be no curb kicking. You hear me?

I almost forgot there was a game today. Thanks Larry!

When does the regular season start already?

Mamba24 - density is an awesome thing....BTW - no one's kicking anyone to the curb. There will be no curb kicking. You hear me? Posted by: justanothermambafan | October 21, 2010 at 09:58 AM
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*sniff* *sniff* Another one comes and takes pity on poor Mamba24. Thank you ma'am. You see how I spelled that? LOL! Yes Fabulous, Density is a VERY awesome thing.


@HTJ
http://www.nba.com/lakers/schedule/index.html _ LAKERS PRINT OUT COLOR SCHEDULE

Upcoming Games
October Opponent Time Local TV Nat TV Radio
Thu 21 vs Golden State Preseason
San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA 7:00pm KCAL 710/1330 AM ESPN
Fri 22 vs Golden State Preseason
Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, CA 7:00pm KCAL
710/1330 AM ESPN
Tue 26 vs Houston
7:30pm
710/1330 AM ESPN
Fri 29 @ Phoenix
7:30pm KCAL
710/1330 AM ESPN
Sun 31 vs Golden State
6:30pm FS West 710/1330 AM ESPN
November Opponent Time Local TV Nat TV Radio
Tue 02 vs Memphis
7:30pm FS West 710/1330 AM ESPN
Wed 03 @ Sacramento
7:30pm KCAL
710/1330 AM ESPN
Fri 05 vs Toronto
7:30pm FS West 710/1330 AM ESPN
Sun 07 vs Portland
6:30pm FS West 710/1330 AM ESPN

mamba24 - looking at that list of games is like looking at one's bank account after a lot of checks got deposited: all warm and fuzzy and looking forward to the future.

Making the trek to ATT center is good but I am in MA and I walk around constantly with my Lakers jerseys on. I have been yelled at, sworn at and even had some clown throw something at me while I was walking around. What could be better than walking through Boston during the finals last year and then after we beat that @ss. I have never been more proud when wearing my Lakers gear then when I walked around Boston last season the day after we beat them for the title. LOL Posted by: cofm99 | October 21, 2010 at 09:03 AM
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OH SWEET JESUS!!! OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mamba24 - looking at that list of games is like looking at one's bank account after a lot of checks got deposited: all warm and fuzzy and looking forward to the future. Posted by: 63 Footer | October 21, 2010 at 10:15 AM
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LOL!! Yes it's a Beautiful Thing!! But so far as checks are concerned, due to this nasty thing they have called automatic bill pay, as soon as my checks get deposited they get sucked right back out of the account. Moral of the story, that warm and fuzzy feeling don't last long, so hold on to it with all your might! LOL!

Ron Artest is quickly becoming my favorite Laker. I may want to kill him every time he jacks up a long, contested, off-balance, off-the-dribble jumper just inside the 3 point line with 17 seconds left on the shot clock... but I still love the guy.

very busy here.....But I need to come here to say Happy Birthday Utz!!!

Mamba, Mamba, Mamba,

We don't kick fellow blog-mates to the curb around here. (Well, too not much.)

This one's for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLLzb4NZ6lM (Always True to You in My Fashion - Peggy Lee)

Uh, that's Not Too Much.

(damn allergy meds)

I may want to kill him every time he jacks up a long, contested, off-balance, off-the-dribble jumper just inside the 3 point line with 17 seconds left on the shot clock... but I still love the guy. Posted by: puddle | October 21, 2010 at 10:33 AM
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We don't kick fellow blog-mates to the curb around here. (Well, too not much.) This one's for you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLLzb4NZ6lM (Always True to You in My Fashion - Peggy Lee) Posted by: LakerLass | October 21, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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WOW! I like this stuff!! Maybe I should get kicked to the curb more often!! LOL! Thanks Lass you are truly a wonderful human being. And Lass, I swear I'm trying. I just need the season to start to get my mind on something else. You know that M.G. person is really a Saint. So what do we have here? Saint M.G. and Laker Lass the Angel. Yes I think that will work very nicely. Thanks Lass.

OK, I dedicate this one to myself...Ladies & Gentlemen...
EARTH, WIND & FIREEEEEEEEEEE!!!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK4ajBrUkOs Turn it into something new – earth wind fire

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utzworld THE BANNER HOLDER, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! - BANDWAGON
*________________________________________________________*
(01) JEFE101 - OWNER - Happy Birthday Utz!!!
(02) COFM99 - DRIVER - I second that - Happy Birthday Utz
(03) MAMBA24 - RIDING SHOTGUN - I 3rd that - Happy Birthday utz
(04) #4 - 4th That - Happy birthday Utz
(05) SEGEBOY/SHERIFF -SHERIFF - 5th that - Happy Birthday Utz
(06) PHRED - 6th that - Happy Birhtday Utz
(07) RICK FRIEDMAN - 7th that - Happy Birthday Utz
(08) JON K. - 8th - Happy Birthday Utz
(09) ZAIRA AMATERASU - GODDESS - Happy Birthday Utz
(10) LAKERLASS - Happy Birthday Utz
(11) CHRISITNA H. - Happy Birthday utz
(12) LAKERTOM - Happy Birthday utz
(13) LEWSTRS - utzworld - THE BANNER HOLDER -My St. Louis brother...
ENJOY your day today...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztoSUhbNntQ
(14) IHEARTBK24 - Happy B-day Utz...hugs to you!!!
(15) 63 FOOTER - Happy B-Day utz - and Manny, Moe and Jaaaaack!Oh, and fourth best bar band EVAH (even if I'm the only guy who might consider them a bar band):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZzhQXG7OfY&feature=related
(16) J24(LADYJEM24) - Happy Birthday Utz!
(17) MAGIC PHIL - very busy here.....But I need to come here to say Happy Birthday Utz!!!
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Jamie Sweet,


I agree with you Sasha has better PG skills than Brown. But that is not all, Brown does more in defense than Sasha and on transition Brown fills up the lane, where Sasha disappears.


Shannon should be the back up to Kobe. Shannon is also the back up to Steve Blake. Sasha is really the odd man out. Yes Sasha does the simple guard skills, but Shannon is needed as a big PG playing against big strong quick Point Guards, like Westbrook, Deron, Rose, Paul, Tyreke.


Fisher/Blake/Brown
Kobe/Brown/Ebanks
Artest/Barnes/Ebanks


Brown will have a bigger role this year. Sasha is only a specialized clutch free throw shooter, I think Shasha, Kobe and Fish is best at this..


Jackson has already said he wants Brown as PG in situations and will back up Kobe at SG, dual role for Brown.


Jackson also said he wants to try Ebanks at SG position.


I just don't see Sasha getting any minutes. It is pretty obvious Brown has gotten better and Ebanks can be very useful, PJ will find playing time for these two, that's hard enough consdiering Barnes and Blake gets the first call off the bench. It will be very difficult to get Sasha in rotation.


It also depends who PJ uses as back up to Odom at PF, if he uses Caracter, Artest will put more time in SF with Barnes and PJ will look elsewhere to play Ebanks.


This is also Sasha's last year with the Lakers that's if he does not get traded during the regular season, meaning there is more incentive to get Brown and Ebanks hone their skills and get familiar playing in the system. PJ is probably thinking he can use these two in the playoffs for defensive purposes, the same way Ariza's defensive quickness and activity had an impact in the playoffs.


Sasha is just very limited due to his athletic ability and if he can't make his shots like last year, he is pretty much no use. Shasha only had to compete with Brown and Farmar for playing time last year, this year it is Barnes, Ebanks, Brown and Blake for 1 2 3 back up positions..

Thriller/True Warrior is awesome.
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We need him to moderate one of our chats.
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What do we play for? RINGS!!!
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Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.
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GO LAKERS!!!

UTZWORLD!!!!
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
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What do we play for? RINGS!!!
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Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.
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GO LAKERS!!!

The thing that's so great about Ron Artest is you know he's going to have a funny story or say a funny thing, you just never know what he's going to say or when he's going to say it


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