There are only a handful of events in sports that can be unmistakably described in two short words. The Shot. The Play. And, of course, The Brawl. Ron Artest could retire from the NBA today, devote his life to spreading democracy in the Middle East or saving endangered baby butterflies in Tibet, and he’d still be best remembered for the events of November 19, 2004 (NEVAR FORGET). David Stern would never admit it, but The Brawl has gone down in history as one of the NBA’s most unforgettable moments.
(Pic courtesy Ron Artest’s Twitter)
And while it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise to hear that The Brawl’s notoriety has spread worldwide, it was still amusing to see Hong Kong pop singer Shin Shin asking Artest about it. What was very surprising, however, was Artest suddenly deciding to re-enact the whole damn thing, on camera, in front of an amusement park…in Hong Kong. Take it away, Tru Warier.
FANHOUSE caught the video, which Artest posted on YouTube as a “Tru Warier Vlog” entry. Thank God for insane NBA players and streaming video, right?
“So I said, OK, I’ma kick yo’ ass.” Awesome. This is the greatest example of NBA globalization so far; hopefully, Artest will take his pantomime performance art on a world tour to bring the finer points of NBA brawling to the people of earth. Your move, Starbury.
And just because, here’s another pic of Shin Shin, courtesy Ron Ron: