Say what you will about Ron Artest (and we have), but he's not living in an ivory tower. The New York Daily News caught up with him playing in a Rucker Park "Summer League" game. Ron Ron, only hours removed from wrapping up his stint in the NBA-sanctioned Vegas Summer League, was running for Fat Joe's Terror Squad.
I'll give the guy this, he loves the game.
- According to the Free Press, the Pistons are set to officially announce the signings of Nazr Muhammad and Flip Murray at an 11:30 press conference today. You feel that? Tingles...
ESPN's Sports Guy compares Lebron's performance at the ESPYs to his playoff series against the Pistons Read on:
I happened to be sitting a couple of rows behind LeBron, which was funny because every time a female celebrity walked on stage (Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Ashley Judd, etc.), he looked more intense than he did during Game 4 of the Pistons series. If they ever do an ESPN Full Circle for the ESPYS, there needs to be a channel devoted just to LeBron's reactions to everyone who walks out.
- And, lest you need yet another reason to dislike the Sports Guy -- in spite of (or in addition to) his uncanny ability to work Britney Spears into any article regardless of topic -- catch him bragging about his on-screen moments during several classic Celtics games, including:
You can also see me taunting Rodman right as everyone's leaving the court during Game 5 of the Pistons-Celts series in '87 (the one when Bird made the big steal).
- What, you want more Maceo Baston news? Well, bear with me anyways (as a Michigan alum, I can't help myself). According to Haaretz.com, Maceo has received a one year offer leave his Israeli team Maccabi to play in the NBA, but he is holding out for two years and more than the $500k offered. Thanks to True Hoop for the link, as well as the excellent article detailing the increased competition for NBA-level talent from overseas leagues. Check it out.
- Just a quick note: we said we'd update you on Ronald Dupree's contract when details became available, and they have: it's a two-year minimum contract, with the second year a player option.