Raymond Mikhael discusses winning Ron Artest's ring raffle
Among the highlights of my interview with Raymond Mikhael, who won Ron Artest's championship ring, with the proceeds going toward mental health charities:
-- Mikhael's initial skepticism when he was told he was the winner
-- His interaction with Artest at the Conga Room following the Lakers' Christmas Day loss to the Miami Heat
-- Why Artest wanted to keep the box
-- How mental health issues directly affected Mikhael's mother and how Mikhael hopes to work with Artest in the future.
-- Mikhael's intention of keeping the ring-- His own biography: He's married to La Shawnda and is the father of four boys, including Anthony (18), Christopher (15), Jonathan (5) and Justin (2 1/2). He works in telecommunications and lives in Hawthorne.
--Mikhael's family also expressed their gratitude to Artest
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