November 23, 2004

Clueless Artest refuses to apologize

A semi-intelligible Ron Artest appeared on NBC's Today Show this morning, and demonstrated that he clearly has no clue of the magnitude of his wrong-doing. To hear him tell it during the interview with Matt Lauer, he didn't do anything wrong.

Artest then boasted of the fact that "I never harmed anyone." Makes you wonder what he was trying to do when he was throwing haymakers at fans in the stands?

Asked to explain why he went into the stands, Artest statede: "I was frustrated. The tape speaks for itself."

He continued, describing the situation when he was lying on a table at courtside and was hit by a cup of beer: "It was just like 'wow, a cup and a beer,' it almost hit my eye. It was like 'wow.'"

Lauer: "Did it pop into your mind that 'I've crossed a line'?"

Revealing the extent of his self-delusion, Artest replied:

"I think I'm pretty disciplined. You can answer the questions from the tape."

Artest did not apologize, and spent the latter part of the interview trying to hype his upcoming rap CD, claiming that he hoped the girls (the group Allure, who's CD he's producing) aren't hurt by this.

Artest insists that the suspension levied by NBA Commissioner David Stern was too harsh, and says the he hopes to be back by playoff time -- as if the Pacers now have anything beyond a snowball's chance in hell of making the playoffs in the first place.

He claims that once he comes back that he can "help the League improve its image."

Don't mind the cynical chuckle from me. After all, Artest only has been suspended from games every year for the period he's been in the League due to his volatility. Never mind that he was actually benched 12 games in high school due to his volatility.

It's painfully obvious that this is a man with major impulse control issues. And sadly it's painfully obvious to everyone except Ron Artest.

Posted by mhking at November 23, 2004 02:04 PM

Since Artest believe his rap career is more important than his NBA one, and the basketbrawl only earn him more credibility amounst his CD's likely audience, why should he be sorry? Oh, the $3.5 million does hurt, but the record sale should compensate a bit for that. Since he had wanted to take a month off to promote the record, this suspension should help.

Posted by: BigFire at November 23, 2004 02:12 PM

I was thinking a 50-75 game suspension would the punk should just a year, straight up, for QB's Finest.

Yet another of the great men that Queenbridge projects has produced - one of THE top low-income democrat breeding plantations.

Oh, we got welfare reform now?? No more extra cash for the more kids you have...........that's right - my bad. Next option: abortion. Thank you, liberals.

Posted by: Beau at November 23, 2004 03:27 PM

Ah, I'm soooo proud to be a St. John's (Law School only) alum.

So proud.

Posted by: Tony Iovino at November 23, 2004 06:11 PM

BigFire's got it. The effect on Artest is essentially nill.

Posted by: Mike H. at November 24, 2004 02:28 AM

He claims that once he comes back that he can "help the League improve its image."

haahahahahahahah nuts nuts nuts

Posted by: MJ at November 25, 2004 11:21 AM
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