Ron Artest’s Cause Gaining Popularity & The Top NBA News

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Los Angeles Lakers Ron Artest and Andrew Bynum,back, get their championship ring from NBA Commission David Stern before their NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets in Los Angeles on October 26, 2010. The Lakers won 112 to 110. UPI/Lori Shepler Photo via Newscom

Ron Artest has broken headlines with his decision to auction off his championship ring, and many people are joining his cause.  Artest and the rest of the Lakers received their rings on Tuesday night, but he will not keep his for long.  Artest is planning to release the winner on Christmas Day.  However, he must first fix his website.  Artest’s website RonArtest.com crashed due to heavy traffic, but Larry King is helping Artest by launching NetRaffle.org.  People can now purchase the raffle tickets at the site, and enter to win a NBA Championship Ring!

Ron Artest is auctioning off his first and only, 2009-2010 NBA Championship Ring: Los Angeles Times Lakers Blog: Mark Medina

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Enter The Los Angeles Times’ picture caption contest.  What were Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher saying when they embraced at the 2009-2010 NBA Championship Ring Ceremony? Los Angeles Times Lakers Blog: Mark Medina

Ron Artest is truly a kind human being, who cares for and loves people.  Artest is selling his championship ring, not for the money, but in order to help his cause. [Lakers.com BasketBlog: Mike Trudell]

The OC Register predicts what will happen in this NBA season, from the various individual awards to the winner of the Larry O’Brien Trophy. [OC Register]

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The Original Rules of Basketball written by Doctor James Naismith will be put to auction, and is expected to sell for at least $2 million dollars. [ESPN.com]

Carmelo Anthony wants the final word on whether he will be trade from Denver or not—and he wants it fast. [ESPN.com]

The Denver Nuggets may not be very successful early on in the season, as the Carmelo Anthony Trade Rumors will be surrounding the team.  Coach George Karl will find it difficult to control his once great squad. [NBA.com Hang Time Blog: Sekou Smith]

Is Dirk Nowitzki one of the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players? [Dime Magazine]

76ers’s rookie Evan Turner crosses up Dwayne Wade. [Slam Magazine]

Blake Griffin finally made his NBA debut, and for his first play, he finished off an alley-oop. [Slam Magazine]

Doug Collins is finding coaching the 76ers a very hard job. [Slam Magazine]

The Dallas Mavericks will most likely make Tyson Chandler over Brendan Haywood. [ESPN Dallas/Fort Worth]

NBA Results for October 27th, 2010

Cavaliers- 95 (1-0) Celtics-87 (1-1)

Nets-101 (1-0) Pistons-98 (0-1)

Heat-97 (1-1) Sixers-87 (0-1)

Knicks-98 (1-0) Raptors-93 (0-1)

Hawks-119 (1-0) Grizzlies-104 (0-1)

Kings-117 (1-0) Timberwolves-116 (0-1)

Hornets-95 (1-0) Bucks-91 (0-1)

Thunder-106 (1-0) Bulls-95 (0-1)

Mavericks-101 (1-0) Bobcats-86 (0-1)

Spurs-122 (1-0) Pacers-109 (0-1)

Nuggets-110 (1-0) Jazz-88 (0-1)

Warriors-132 (1-0) Rockets-128 (0-2)

Blazers-98 (2-0) Cippers-88 (0-1)

NBA Schedule for October 28th, 2010

Wizards (0-0) @ Magic (0-0)

Suns (0-1) @ Utah (0-1)


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