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Ron Artest's Good Side

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Ron Artest's Good Side

Now, I couldn't find this story anywhere online, but I heard it on the radio once on Indianapolis radio personality John Michael Vincent's show. I don't remember it word for word, but here's what happened:

John Micahel Vincent, aka "JMV" went with Ron to his house when Artest was on the Pacers, which I think was in Indianapolis. Vincent was walking through the house and he saw all these young black guys just lying around, hanging out or sleeping on cots and sleeping bags scattered throughout the house. Vincent was like, "Ron, who are all these guys sleeping in your house?" and Artest told him that they were all his childhood friends from Queens. When they were all kids, they agreed, "If one of us makes it out of Queens, he's gonna take the rest of us with him." Obviously, Artest hit the big time, and now, he stayed true to his word and all those same kids were living in the house with him.

Again, I have no source to verify this story, but I remember it very clearly. Cool story. If anyboody else knows what I'm talkin about, feel free to speak up. This story just shows that Artest is not a complete monster, just a seruiously troubled guy who has horrible judgement.


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I heard about another Ron

I heard about another Ron Artest story too, so rumor has it Artest one time while playing for the Pacers at Detroit, he went crazy and ran up into the stands and started fighting fans, but it's totally cool it was prolly an accident anyways, he's def a stand up guy.

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You better be making a joke. That was not what I was trying to say.

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my life is a joke, maybe I'll

my life is a joke, maybe I'll take this whole bottle of advil

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Ron is just a chemically

Ron is just a chemically unbalanced dude. He's not a monster, but he has violent tendancies and I think 7 games was pretty light for his suspension. If he weren't an NBA player and he were acting like this in everyday life or at his day job he'd be in the prison system.

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I believe it, Grandpa

I actually kind of like Ron, think he is at times a really down to earth and good hearted guy. I like how the first thing he did after playing a big part in that 2010 Championship was shout out his therapist and raise awareness for mental health. People will never forget some of the things he did on Indiana and he took a while to make his strides, but he has a lot of good beyond his obvious issues he has shown.

James Harden could have definitely avoided Ron Artest rather than try to go through him. That seems generally obvious and think that James was trying to do something by bumping into him. The thing is, I definitely believe Ron Artest was cognizant of what he was doing. Even if it was the heat of the moment, it was a dangerous and uncalled for blow to the head. His suspension seems justified to me and I would not have been surprised if it had been even more harsh.

This post is proof though that there is a different side to Ron Artest (I still have a very difficult time calling him Metta World Peace) than the one we all know of his crazy blips. He seems to have the same approach as Nas, he brings his buddies with him when he is famous (DJ Premier said when he recorded with Nas the room was flooded with his homies. On the track "Represent", those are actually his friends all chanting). Also thought it was cool of Ron to play dodgeball with those people from Twitter. There was this show on the Lakers that showed Ron joining a touch football game on the beach, he was like a big kid. It was kind of refreshing to see.

His actions will make it hard for a lot of people to forgive him, doubt anyone will forget the major ones. Nor should they forget and nor do they have to forgive. He has had numerous chances, but like Joe Wolf said, his being a NBA player has helped him get them. I will add that if he were not as talented as he is, he would have been out of the league long ago. The guy still seems to be misunderstood to an extent, but it is crucial to his team that he keep his composure. Some might say this won the Lakers the game, but the consequences from this could put a serious dent in the Lakers play-off hopes. This was a set back for Metta World Peace and just another reason for those who had already given up on him to add more fuel to the fire.

Here are a few videos that show a bit about the man formerly known as Ron Artest:

Nas is Like (Ron at 1:24):

Ron Explaining the numbers he has worn:

Ron showing his dodgeball "skills"

Ron "at the psychologist" (Pretty funny)

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Everyone has a good side and

Everyone has a good side and bad side which is understandable, believe you me I know because I have more bad then good. It just appears Ron is messed up forreal and has no control over his actions. I cannot pinpoint what it is, but I know he does not mean any harm because he is NOT blatant hence Dennis Rodman who many compare his antics to. I just think he went through something very drastic in his life like I, which has changed his life tremendously. Just know he does not mean any harm at all, it's just that he gets caught up in the moment a lot of the times when things transpire with him. I love Ron as a person first and foremost, he is still a human being and his situations get blown out of proportion a lot of times due to the Detroit incident back in 2004. Just think this is a MAN who openly brought the world into one of his psych sessions, to let us know he was seeking help for his problems. Just lay off him a little, it got old very quick once people picked on him about the Detroit incident, I just wish people would find another gateway and stop preying on the weak minded.

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life ain't easy for a boy

life ain't easy for a boy named sue...

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I think of everyone is judged

I think of everyone is judged by their worse actions, they could easily be in jail. Ron seems to have a good heart but he get over agressive sometimes and has trouble containing his emotions. I don't think he planned on elbowing Harden to the head. I do beleive he wanted to elbow someone just to kind of tell them to man up since he dunked on a group of them. His emotions help become the player he is but it also hurts him and his teams. He has for the most part been avoiding this but he has a slight relaspe and do pray that he works this out. I also hope that Harden is not seriously hurt. Harden is a player that I really respect his game. I have no idea what Harden could have done to Ron that he wanted to elbow him to the head. That is why it very likely the elbow to the head was intentional.

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I heard

Bruce Bowen loves kids...js

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...?...well....hum...

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Proud Grandpa I know which

Proud Grandpa I know which story you are referring to. Once upon a time it was in a magazine that I had years ago when he was with the Bulls it showed all 33 or 34 people who was on his payroll for him making it out the hood including Smush Parker.

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I don't doubt this story. My

I don't doubt this story. My "credibility" has been questioned, but I have a coo little story back from when he played with the Pacers.

There's a YMCA right next to North Central HS here in Indianapolis where we all play ball. This one kid just showed up one day that'd we'd never seen before. We could tell he was from New York based on his accent and the way he played. He turned out to be Artests' little cousin. He was a really coo dude. We probably hung out with him for like two weeks straight. He told us his family had came down from New York and was staying with Artest until they could get back on their feet.

One day he needed a ride home and we took him to Artest's crib out in Zionsville, which is right outside of Indianapolis for the most part. Pulled up to Artest's crib and right when he put in the code for the gate, like 10 little dogs came running up lol. We pulled over to this little small house next to the big house. This was Artest's stuido.

We walked in the studio and like 8-10 people were living in there. We never got to meet Artest, but Brandon (the cousin) called Artest and asked him could we record with some of his equipment. Artest was coo with it and even ordered us like 10 pizzas over the phone with his debit card. So we spent the whole day having fun recording and eating pizza. Coo experience.

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I hate to keep calling you out but are you freaking kidding me? First the dunk on O'Bryant, knowing Eric Gordon, now you are saying you chilled in Ron Artest's house and he even ordered you pizza? I don't usually think people would make up stories to sound cool on the internet but c'mon man.

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YOu are either

You are either one real cool and lucky dude or have some serious problems, hopefully the first.

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I'm not a frequent member so my opinion may mean little, but I think you need to drop it. I think you care a little bit too much about another poster on this site. If he lies then he lies, but that's on him. Unless he directly insults you, I tend to think these type of issues need not be addressed.

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"I don't doubt this story. My

"I don't doubt this story. My "credibility" has been questioned, but I have a coo little story back from when he played with the Pacers.

There's a YMCA right next to North Central HS here in Indianapolis where we all play ball. This one kid just showed up one day that'd we'd never seen before. We could tell he was from New York based on his accent and the way he played. He turned out to be Artests' little cousin. He was a really coo dude. We probably hung out with him for like two weeks straight. He told us his family had came down from New York and was staying with Artest until they could get back on their feet.

One day he needed a ride home and we took him to Artest's crib out in Zionsville, which is right outside of Indianapolis for the most part. Pulled up to Artest's crib and right when he put in the code for the gate, like 10 little dogs came running up lol. We pulled over to this little small house next to the big house. This was Artest's stuido.

We walked in the studio and like 8-10 people were living in there. We never got to meet Artest, but Brandon (the cousin) called Artest and asked him could we record with some of his equipment. Artest was coo with it and even ordered us like 10 pizzas over the phone with his debit card. So we spent the whole day having fun recording and eating pizza. Coo experience."

Indy...is your finger an extremist right wing conservative? It really seems to hate Ls. Just wondering...its coo though.

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