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    Ron Artest has told Ken Berger of CBSSports.com that he will sign with the Los Angeles Lakers.

    "I'm definitely going to L.A. -- to sign, yeah," Artest said in a phone interview. "Lakers, Lakers, Lakers. I'm in L.A. right now."

    Artest said he met with Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss Thursday and previously had spoken with Lakers coach Phil Jackson. He was en route to his financial manager's office, where he planned to huddle on the phone with his agent, David Bauman, to finalize details.

    The parameters of the deal still need to be agreed upon, however.

    "I don't really care about the money," Artest said. "I'll play there for nothing. ... L.A. was very interested in me, and they got me."
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    Theres going to be a scary team.

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    Damn. can I say repeat....

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    And the trend of the rich getting richer continues. Spurs get Jefferson, Cavs get Shaq, Magic get Carter and now the Lakers get Artest. The NBA is getting a whole lot tougher it seems like.

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    I Knew it. I knew it. I knew it.
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    Seriously, that will be fascinating to watch, one way or the other.

    Either a hilarious self-destruction, or intense games where Kobe/Ron just bowl people over with their intensity.

    I'm thinking a little of column A, a little of column B.

    But then Phil Jackson is the coach, so...... hmm.

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    Seriously, that will be fascinating to watch, one way or the other.

    Either a hilarious self-destruction, or intense games where Kobe/Ron just bowl people over with their intensity.

    I'm thinking a little of column A, a little of column B.

    But then Phil Jackson is the coach, so...... hmm.
    Phil Jackson won 3 straight titles with Dennis Rodman on the team. Don't forget Pippen had a pretty good size ego himself.

    This is what Phil Jackson gets paid to handle. He gets paid to coach star players and manage their egos.

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    i come from the "ron has changed group" but la la land might be too much for ron to keep it together. something epic will happen, i feel it

    that said, assuming ariza is the odd man out. isn't odom,gasol,artest a big three alone before bynum and kobe?!?!?
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    Phil Jackson won 3 straight titles with Dennis Rodman on the team. Don't forget Pippen had a pretty good size ego himself.

    This is what Phil Jackson gets paid to handle. He gets paid to coach star players and manage their egos.
    I thought that's what I implied?

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    If there's one team that can handle Artest, it's LA. Of course, when they win the title next year, all the Artest lovers are gonna credit Artest for everything. Gonna be funny. LA is already the best team in the league, don't think that's a question atm.

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    If Ron signs with LA they are Undeniably the best in the NBA. Adding Arguably the best Defender in the league, who im certain will put whatever issues he may have aside to win a ring, to the current NBA Champs is a huge Power Move. Nice to know you Trevor.
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    that said, assuming ariza is the odd man out. isn't odom,gasol,artest a big three alone before bynum and kobe a?!?!?
    Odom is probably gone, and Ariza for sure.

    They have good therapists in LA but I think that Ron is too crazy to accept the fact that he needs to see one of them.

    Interesting to follow... my money is on "subtraction by addition" unless it's a one or two year deal so that the he never leaves the 'honeymoon' and 'playing for a contract' stages of his deal.

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    "I don't really care about the money," Artest said. "I'll play there for nothing. ... L.A. was very interested in me, and they got me."
    Wow....this really goes against everything that I have heard from Artest. Ever since his days with Indy....the one thing that he's always said is that he wants to be paid what he thinks he's worth.

    I'm guessing that this is still true....except with the caveat that he has a chance to win a Ring while playing with a Player like Kobe.

    In all honesty.....I have ALWAYS believed that if there was one Coach and Player that Artest could play for and not actually do something crazy...it's Phil and Kobe. Both are Players/Coach that I felt that he has always respected.
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    Phil Jackson won 3 straight titles with Dennis Rodman on the team. Don't forget Pippen had a pretty good size ego himself.

    This is what Phil Jackson gets paid to handle. He gets paid to coach star players and manage their egos.
    Phil Jackson is coaching half of their games this year and probably less next year. Not a good time to quit drinking.

    I don't think Artest is an improvement over Ariza. I think Ariza got too rich for their tastes, actually, and Artest was plan B.

    I think it's fascinating that Houston, one of the best-run teams in the league, just let Ron walk and focused all their energies on Ariza.
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    Odom is probably gone, and Ariza for sure.

    They have good therapists in LA but I think that Ron is too crazy to accept the fact that he needs to see one of them.

    Interesting to follow... my money is on "subtraction by addition" unless it's a one or two year deal so that the he never leaves the 'honeymoon' and 'playing for a contract' stages of his deal.
    i think i heard on espn that they will keep odom and the only way they let ariza walk is if they land artest......

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    If this is true, then the Lakers are going to be extremely tough to beat.

    I think Ariza will end of landing on the Cavs if Artest is a Laker.

    I also think the Rockets better hope Yao and TMac are granted a miracle of good health next season, or perhaps they should start the rebuilding process early.

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    Ariza+Odom>Artest.

    I'm sorry, but if they lose both of those guys, that's a downgrade for them in talent and depth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwee31 View Post
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    If this is true, then the Lakers are going to be extremely tough to beat.

    I think Ariza will end of landing on the Cavs if Artest is a Laker.

    I also think the Rockets better hope Yao and TMac are granted a miracle of good health next season, or perhaps they should start the rebuilding process early.
    Yeah....the Rich get Richer and more crazier....

    I can tell you that this just makes me want to root for the Cavs even more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwee31 View Post
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    If this is true, then the Lakers are going to be extremely tough to beat.

    I think Ariza will end of landing on the Cavs if Artest is a Laker.

    I also think the Rockets better hope Yao and TMac are granted a miracle of good health next season, or perhaps they should start the rebuilding process early.
    I think the Rockets are looking to semi-blow it up and aim for 2010.

    I think they'll keep Odom but replace Ariza with Artest. Why would you replace a young glue guy that can guard multiple positions, score, hit the open three with consistency, and is a proven winner for Ron Artest? I think this is a bad move for LA basketball-wise, not to mention the potential craziness.
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    If this is true, then the Lakers are going to be extremely tough to beat.

    I think Ariza will end of landing on the Cavs if Artest is a Laker.

    I also think the Rockets better hope Yao and TMac are granted a miracle of good health next season, or perhaps they should start the rebuilding process early.

    why would Ariza go on the Cavs? He plays the same position as Lebron.

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    this will be huge for his rap career...

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    why would Ariza go on the Cavs? He plays the same position as Lebron.
    He could start at the 2, come off the bench or just probably play crunch-time minutes with LeBron at the 4. Ariza is exactly what the Cavs need. He's a great fit there and in LAL.

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    Ariza+Odom>Artest.

    I'm sorry, but if they lose both of those guys, that's a downgrade for them in talent and depth.

    Not to mention a downgrade in being a good teammate.

    I don't mind the Lakers and I was cheering for Kobe to win a title this year. I have rooted for them to come out of the west for the past couple of years actually. But I don't think I can root for a team with Ron Artest on it, no matter how much I like Kobe Bryant.

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    Lakers will repeat in 2010.......damn
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