Friday, February 11, 2011

Wikipedia All-Stars: Ron Artest II

Time to revisit wikipedia, and this time we will also be revisiting Ron Artest, one of my favorite basketball players.  Last time I posted about Ron, it was about how he once saw a man get stabbed in the heart with a broken table leg during a game of street ball.  The amazing tale of Ron Artest does not end there however:

Artest has been a subject of frequent controversy. In a December 2009 Sporting News interview, Artest admitted that he had led a "wild" lifestyle as a young player, and that he drank Hennessy cognac in the locker room at halftime when he was playing for the Chicago Bulls at the beginning of his NBA career.  During his rookie season in Chicago, he was criticized for applying for a job at Circuit City in order to get an employee discount.  He once attended a practice with the Indiana Pacers in a bath robe.
Some call that kind of behavior inappropriate, I call it the american dream.  Who doesn't want to do EVERYTHING in a bathrobe?  But my favorite is the fact that he tried to get a job at Circuit City for the discount.  First of all, I don't think any professional athlete needs to worry about money (except for the WNBA).  Second, why not just let him work there during the offseason?  Who is that going to hurt?  If anything he was just being frugal.  And yet people still think he's the crazy one... 

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