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FriedTofuz
07-11-2011, 04:17 AM
http://www.latimes.com/sports/basketball/nba/lakers/la-sp-plaschke-artest-20110710,0,2494979.column?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+latimes%2Fsports%2Fbasketball %2Fnba%2Flakers+%28Lakers+Blog%29
With the lockout, I thought this would be NBA news when players play overseas.


Ron Artest said he is going overseas to play during the lockout, but not where you might think.

Instead of playing for one of the prestigious teams in southern Europe, he plans to play for either the Cheshire Jets or Glasgow Rocks of the British Basketball League.

"The teams aren't good, but I'm going there to finish a movie, so why not?" he said.

NYKalltheway
07-11-2011, 04:23 AM
lol :p

What happened to the Finnish league? :D

idrinkpepsi
07-11-2011, 04:35 AM
Not the worst idea.

Law25
07-11-2011, 04:44 AM
Pretty sure he may have offended some of his soon to be teammates out ther saying the teams arent good.

NYKalltheway
07-11-2011, 04:50 AM
The British basketball league makes the D-League look like elite basketball

montazingmvp
07-11-2011, 06:05 AM
hardly anyone watches basketball in england. He better be prepared to play basketball in front of like 100 people.

3ballbomber
07-11-2011, 06:18 AM
I would like to see a signing or two soon in Europe by a star NBA player.

Wilson
07-11-2011, 09:40 AM
The British basketball league makes the D-League look like elite basketball

Yep, it's not pretty.


hardly anyone watches basketball in england. He better be prepared to play basketball in front of like 100 people.

I don't know what the attendance is like for the BBL but when we had a lot of basketball on TV it seemed to stir up a lot of interest. Unfortunately most of the coverage was dumped to be replaced by the expanding NFL coverage, I'm guessing the economy played a part too (I don't think we could afford to keep the basketball plus the extra NFL).

Hopefully Ron creates a bit of interest over here if he does come over, and hopefully I'll be able to catch some of his games :D

jimbobjarree
07-11-2011, 10:45 AM
he's definitely not coming for the money or the quality of basketball here. Would be cool if he went to Cheshire, would be able to watch him a few times.

Hellcrooner
07-11-2011, 10:47 AM
wtf?
Glasgow is in scotland.

And british league sucks.

kozelkid
07-11-2011, 12:34 PM
Artest will be MJ good in the British league. :laugh2:

Lil Half Dead
07-11-2011, 12:37 PM
I'm good friends with Ron's nephew, we actually hungout last night, He didn't mention anything about this though. Makes me wonder a bit.

COOLbeans
07-11-2011, 12:53 PM
just met Ron over the weekend. he's a really good dude.

nickdymez
07-11-2011, 01:30 PM
Im sittin here with Ron right now.. He said call him by his new name please...

FriedTofuz
07-11-2011, 01:31 PM
Im sittin here with Ron right now.. He said call him by his new name please...

:laugh2: World Peace

Wilson
07-11-2011, 01:33 PM
Artest will be MJ good in the British league. :laugh2:

Dennis Rodman played a few games over here after his NBA career and recorded 20+ rebounds in each of his games I think.

jimbobjarree
07-11-2011, 02:11 PM
Dennis Rodman of the word famous Brighton Bears. Thats when his career peaked. Funny how he played in whats regarded as the gay capital of Britain...

b_russ
07-11-2011, 02:46 PM
Im sittin here with Ron right now.. He said call him by his new name please...

Yeah, me and Metta went and messed a few people up in a crowd just last weekend.

Foye
07-11-2011, 03:01 PM
Pretty sure he may have offended some of his soon to be teammates out ther saying the teams arent good.

He's right, though. Everybody including these players shoudl know they ain't top basketball players. Otherwise they wouldn't play in that league.