All of you i’m sure watched the game last night and are aware of the little battle Kobe Bryant and Ron Artest had in the second half. While ESPN & the NBA will try to make this out to be another Kobe/Raja battle that they can market over and over again lets all just hold our horses. These guys are buddies and everyone who knows the players knows it. In fact, Ron Artest is good friends with Kobe’s teammate Lamar Odom. The two were just having a competitive moment and started jawing back and forth. In the end it turned out to be good fun.
REMEMBER: Ron Artest is in a contract year, which means he only has this season left on his contract. He will be a free agent at the end of this season and don’t be surprised if the Lakers try to get him. After all they tried to get him last offseason but the Kings would not deal with the Lakers for rivalry purposes. As much fun as it is to see Kobe jawing back and forth with another premier player, let’s not piss Artest off too much. Let’s get him in Purple & Gold for next season!!!