IncompreHennsible: Artest Quitting Booze, Herb

Kevin Ding of the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER recently reported on the longest shot likely to be attempted by a Laker this season.

Ron Artest

(Doesn’t dude know what this could do to his rap career?)

No, not Kobe launching a last second three-ball against the Raptors.

Ding noted from Lakers training camp on Saturday that Ron Artest is claiming he’s officially quit alcohol and marijuana for the season, if not permanently.

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Sick Day: Artest Lecturing Kids On Mental Health

L.A.-area congresswoman Grace Napolitano is the sponsor of a federal bill (HR 2531) which aims to establish a law that “provides for comprehensive school mental health programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate and age appropriate.

Ron Artest

(Of course he is)

Introduced well over a year ago, the bill hasn’t gotten much traction since being referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

That lack of political action apparently is what led to Ron Artest’s first post-championship endorsement deal. (Sorry Wheaties!)
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Michael Irvin Wore Hall of Fame Blazer During Sex

Fred Mitchell and David Kaplan of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE with a delightful anecdote from Michael Irvin this week:

Michael Irvin had sex in his Hall of Fame blazer

NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin on Wednesday chuckled as he told us about the tradition of championship players spending time with the Stanley Cup: “I remember when I was inducted into the Hall of Fame and they gave me my Hall of Fame yellow blazer.

I wore it for two straight days. Finally my wife was in bed and said she wanted to make love but that I had to take the coat off. I refused and kept the blazer on because I wanted to perform like a Hall of Famer on the field and off.”

Now think it’s a coincidence that it was Irvin who came up with the idea to bring NFL rookies to Canton every year?

And who knew Irvin and Ron Artest had so much in common? Artest after the Lakers won the NBA title two months ago: Read more…

Friday Free? Try Ron Artest’s ‘Fcuk LeBron’ Party!

Ron Artest returns to his New York City hometown to headline a  dance club shindig this Friday that takes more than a subtle dig at LeBron James:

Ron Artest Fcuk LeBron Party In New York

The party’s promotional flyer, along with touting Artest’s Queensbridge roots, is subtitled, “Fcuk LeBron.” Read more…

Strip Club Video Posted On Artest Twitter Account

Tuesday night a Tweet from Ron Artest’s Twitter account featured a link to a cellphone video apparently shot at a strip club.

Ron Artest Tweets Strip Club Video

(Video below is not-safe-for-work)

The video was posted to Artest’s personal Twitter video hosting account at yfrog.com.

The accompanying Tweet with the scrip strip club movie link was just one word.

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Radio: Ron Artest Addresses Infidelity Charges

In a recent interview with host Bomani Jones on Sirius/XM radio, Ron Artest attempted to answer why he has recently been seen escorting an Asian woman - who is not his wife - to multiple high profile media events in Los Angeles.

Ron Artest Addresses Infidelity Charges

Yesterday I reported that the currently-married Artest met the woman, stage-named “Shin Shin”, in a Beijing karaoke bar in July, 2009. He then brought the woman to Los Angeles the next month and claims to have signed her to his music label. She is not listed on the “artists” page on the official website for Artest’s label.

While at those recent media events, which included Thursday’s Twilight movie premiere, Artest did not introduce Shin Shin during interviews. Instead she stood behind him - off-camera. (If Artest “artist” Shin Shin was not at the two high-profile media events to promote her work for Artest’s label, why was she there?)

After Thursday’s appearance by the couple, MediaTakeOut.com reported:

Some of these NBA balers are just so BRAZEN with their sloppiness. MediaTakeOut.com learned that NBA baller Ron Artest has been bringing some exotic looking out with hm to red carpet events recently. The “official” word is that they WORK TOGETHER.

But one MediaTakeOut.com snitch suspects MORE. The insider explained, “Why are they always hugging and acting like a couple . . . that’s very DISRESPECTFUL to his wife.”

The insider continues, “Besides, I’d bet they’re f*cking.” Before joining the Lakers, Ron would NEVER be so blatant as to bring ANOTHER WOMAN to an event.

He and his wife Kimsha were together for nearly 20 years . . since the two were living together in a NYC housing.

The report said a source “suspected” that Artest was intimate with Shin Shin and characterized his marriage to wife Kimsha in the past tense. Though the site was careful not to make a direct allegation that Artest was cheating on his wife or that Artest’s current marriage to Kimsha was over.

Yesterday, Artest specifically addressed that Media Take Out report to Bomani Jones: Read more…

Artest ‘Signed’ Girlfriend From Beijing Karoake Bar

Last night Ron Artest attended the Twilight movie premiere in Los Angeles with a lovely young lady who wasn’t his wife. Last month Artest attended a similar event with the same woman.

Ron Artest Girlfriend Shin Sin

During TV interviews last night before the movie, Artest didn’t introduce the woman nor was she identified in press photos. Getty Images only referenced her as “guest.” Black entertainment gossip site MediaTakeOut.com had this reaction today to Artest’s choice of companionship:

Some of these NBA balers are just so BRAZEN with their sloppiness. MediaTakeOut.com learned that NBA baller Ron Artest has been bringing some exotic looking out with hm to red carpet events recently. The “official” word is that they WORK TOGETHER.

Ron Artest Girlfriend Photo

But one MediaTakeOut.com snitch suspects MORE. The insider explained, “Why are they always hugging and acting like a couple . . . that’s very DISRESPECTFUL to his wife.”

The insider continues, “Besides, I’d bet they’re f*cking.” Before joining the Lakers, Ron would NEVER be so blatant as to bring ANOTHER WOMAN to an event.

He and his wife Kimsha were together for nearly 20 years . . since the two were living together in a NYC housing.

Ron Artest's Wife Kimsha

Indeed, Kimsha can be seen with Artest and the couple’s children during a postgame interview on ESPN’s NBA Finals telecast last week.

Ron Artest Girlfriend Shin Shin

So who is this mysterious, attractive Asian woman?
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Ron Artest Texted His Psychiatrist During Games

Guesting on the Dan Patrick Show today, Ron Artest continued to amaze and amuse by revealing that he would sometimes text his psychiatrist during games this season.

Ron Artest would text psychiatrist during games

With Artest thanking his shrink on national television after the Lakers won the NBA Title last week, the revelation is considerably less surprising. But with Adam Morrison always playing Block Breaker on his celly, how’d he pull it off?

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Video: Artest Thanks Psychiatrist After Finals Win

Ron Artest was responsible for the greatest moment in NBA Finals history last night:

Ron Artest Thanks Psychiatrist After Winning NBA Finals

He played good too.

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Artest ‘Fall’: Still Think TMZSports Won’t Work?

With Ron Artest’s track record, hard not to think there’s more to the story today about why he will miss the Lakers game at Sacramento.

Ron Artest claims he tripped and fell at home, causing him to miss a game

Artest reportedly received treatment for his injuries at the UCLA Medical Center, the same facility where Michael Jackson died. TMZ.com was first to report Jacko croaking, so if there is indeed more to the story about Artest, I’m guessing Harvey Levin & Co. will be first to know.

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