Ron Artest: The Psychiatrist and Top NBA News

Top Story:

Los Angeles Lakers' Ron Artest celebrates after hitting a three pointer against the Boston Celtics during the first half of Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals basketball series in Los Angeles, California June 17, 2010.  REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

Perhaps one of, if no thee, most remembered quote of last year’s finals came from the mouth of Ron Artest.  “I would like to thank my psychiatrist,” Artest told it to the world after he won his first NBA title.  Many people consider Artest to actually be crazy, while some think he is just misunderstood.  Whatever the case may be, Ron Artest decided to help kids who may be dealing with mental health problems.  He will  promote mental health and offer help to kids  who may be dealing with a problem.

Ron Artest decides to help fight mental health problems: Slam Mag

The Top Laker News:

Would you want to but this Kobe Bryant jersey medallion?  The accessory looks legit, but so do Coach pursues in China town. [Silver Screen and Roll]

Lamar Odom is getting a little greedy.  After winning his second straight title, Odom is looking forward to winning a gold medal and bringing pride back to the USA. [LA Times]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made an appearance on Jeopardy, check it out! [Forum Blue and Gold]

Want to win a Nike sneaker, then enter the “Fit For Life, Be Active Sweepstakes,” on Lakers.com. [Lakers.com]

The Latest on the NBA.

The Knicks acquired Anthony Randolph this off-season, and they believe they have just landed a possible future hall-of-famer. [Dime Mag]

Omri Casspi is the first Israeli-born player in the NBA and wants to see the peace talks work out between the Israelis and Palestinians.  [Slam Mag]

The Knicks are trying to land Rudy Fernandez, but can not find a deal that will please the Blazers.  The Knicks have already turned down an offer that would have traded off Anthony Randolph, but Donnie Walsh is not giving up hope. [Slam Mag]

The Atlanta Hawks signed big man Etan Thomas, the terms have not been released. [ESPN.com]

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