Ron Artest of the Indiana Pacers gets so much attention for his bad behavior, we should point out how great he was with the fans at the open practice session Saturday.

At the end of practice, he kept tossing the ball into the stands, encouraging the fans to throw him long range alley-oops. Most didn't have the arm strength to make it, but for those who could at least get the ball to bounce near the basket he would catch it on the way up and slam it home.

When asked if he liked any American music, Yao Ming said: "I Iike the national anthem. I listen to it at least 82 times a year."