Ron Artest Breaks the Law & The Top NBA News

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42000, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Friday June 25, 2010. Los Angeles Laker player Ron Artest joins the Worldwide Warriors to perform their new single Champions at Millions of Milkshakes in the Westfield Mall in Culver City. The Lakers recently won the NBA championship after a tight series against the Boston Celtics. Photograph: Koi Sojer, PacificCoastNews.com

Ron Artest is the man, he does what he wants and doesn’t care if you like it or not.  Artest is still celebrating his first title and it looks as though he won’t stop partying until training camp starts.  However, Artest partied a little to fast yesterday, literally.  Artest was pulled over after he was driving an Eagle Roadster, whose registration was expired. Nevertheless, the car was not even registered to Artest, by actually some guy in Tennessee.  The cop who pulled Artest over had a hard time keeping a straight face but her was happy that Artest had is helmet on.  Well done, Ron-Ron, well done.

Ron Artest was pulled over for— being Ron Artest: LA Times Lakers Blog

The Latest on the Lakers

The Lakers have signed their rookie Derrick Caracter, for good reason.  Caracter is a big body and can really help the Lakers next season.  However, the team sees something special in Caracter, they believe he can be just as effective as Andrew Bynum. [OC Register Lakers Blog]

Perhaps the best all-around game the Lakers played was Game 6 of the Finals.  In that game, Shannon Brown made an amazing one-handed alley-oop, which ranks number six on Lakers.com top plays of the 2009-2010 season. [Lakers.com]

The Lakers have had many great rookies play for them over the years, and this year the team has two solid ones: Derrick Caracter and Devin Ebanks.  So what are your thoughts Lakers Nation, who is the best Laker rookie? [OC Register]

The Latest on the NBA.

Today in the FIBA World Championships, Turkey beat Slovenia, 95-68, and Serbia upset Spain, 92-89. [FIBA.com]

The Oklahoma City Thunder have quickly turned into the team that can and will challenge the top teams in the West, some experts say the Thunder will be the Lakers biggest threat come next season. [Dime Mag]

So apparently Shaq turned down a $8 million dollar deal from the Hawks and Pistons, to play for the Celtics. [Dime Mag]

Antawn Jamison agrees with Shaq’s comments, the chemistry on the Cavs last year was not so good. [Pro Basketball Talk]

Spike Lee is known as a die-hard Knicks fan, and he stated that the Knicks will make the playoffs next year.  They added some pretty good pieces to their team, but the East looks good. Your thoughts Lakers Nation? [HoopsNotes]

NBA players are known for saying some “un-educated” things in front of the camera.  Let’s take Rudy Gay as an example, he said that Turkey was a very nice “city.”  If you haven’t figured out what is wrong with the sentence, then click the link to your right. [Slam Mag]

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