I think this comment lifted from the IS site deserves everyones attention:
Registered: Dec 2003
What a compliment
12 months ago, nearly everyone, or at least a lot of people, were ready to send Ron Artest packing. "Give us a pick at the end of the second round, give us your 3rd string point guard, just get him out of here!" Now, Artest is out for the (basically) rest of the regular season and we're being written off by several of our fans, most of the national media and a small portion of the local media. This is an incredible compliment to Ron Artest and the way he's stepped up this year. He's accepted his criticism and punishments in stride and has developed a reputation, a legitmate one, as being the best or one of the best defensive players in the league. My hat is off to you Ron and I wish you a speedy recovery.
I have nothing to add to that...it's perfect.