Ron Artest Giving Away Second Championship Ring & The Top NBA News

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Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant (L) vies the ball against Barcelona's Juan Carlos Navarro during NBA Europe Live basketball game at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona October 7, 2010. REUTERS/Albert Gea (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

Ron Artest wants to give away his second, yes second, champion ring to the winner of an essay contest.  Click on the link to find out how to win a NBA championship ring. [Los Angeles Times Lakers Blog]

Kobe Bryant went through knee surgery during the summer, and has been trying to get back to 100% ever since.  At first, all signs pointed in the right direction, and it seemed as though Kobe would be on the court soon.  However, the latest update reports that Bryant may be  watching opening night on the bench, and not an the Staples Center court.  This is a big blow for the Lakers, as both Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum will most likely miss the beginning of the NBA season.   On the bright side, these key players will be ready to go when it matters most — in June.

Kobe Bryant may not be ready for the opening game: Los Angeles Times

The Latest on the Lakers

The OC Register explores the best centers in Lakers’ history. [OC Register]

Here is a NBA 2K11 simulation of a Laker-Jordan team versus the Boston Celtics. [Los Angeles Times Lakers Blog]

On his twitter page, Ron Artest expressed opposition in legalizing marijuana in the state of California. [Pro Basketball Talk]

The Latest on the NBA

Amare Stoudemire admits it was very difficult leaving his former teammate, Steve Nash. [Hoopsnotes]

The Game 7 loss to the Lakers still hurts Doc Rivers… it should, good work Lakers. [Hoopsnotes]

The Orlando Magic played their first game at the Amway Center, by destroying the Hornets 135-81.  The team may have played well, but Dwight Howard’s contract is still a problem facing the front office. [Slam Magazine]

Allen Iverson is considering playing in Turkey with the Besiktas. [ESPN.com]

The minority owner of the Kings, George Maloof, has been arrested for DUI in Las Vegas. [Pro Basketball Talk]

Right Guard and the NBA have extended their contract. [NBA.com]

NBA Pre Season Scores for October 10th, 2010

Celtics- 91 Raptors-87

Magic-135 Hornets 81

Cavaliers- 99 Rockets-93

Warriors-95 Kings-86

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