Ron Artest: Only Reason He Plays for the Lakers Is In-N-Out

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I like the Lakers, but despise Kobe Bryant. Ron Artest? Total weirdo, which makes him a class act in my book. And now another reason to like him: another In-N-Out nut.

The National Basketball Association fined Artest last week for an altercation during a Los Angeles Clippers game, but then rescinded the levy. That got Artest jabbering.

"I didn't want to just give it away," Artest told the Los Angeles Times. "I could've bought 10,000 In-N-Out Burgers. I rather would've done that than give it away. I'm going to get 10 burgers [after the game]. I love In-N-Out. It's addicting. It's the only reason I'm here in LA. If it weren't for In-N-Out Burger, I probably would've gone to Memphis or something."

Another endorsement . . .

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Artest is a good read, but not a class act. Anyone who thanks his shrink on TV after winning the championship is a good read. PS, I think the shrink earned a ring but still has some work to do on old Ron.

Parley Baer
Parley Baer

I don't follow. You think Artest is "a class act" because he once got involved in a brawl with fans (during a game), leading to his suspension for 73 games and costing him $7 million in salary? Enough players like Artest, and the source of his wealth -- the NBA -- would go out of business.

Or you think he's a class act because he prefers crap-happy In-N-Out ffood over some of the country's greatest BBQ, greatest breakfasts, and greatest blues in Memphis?

Either way, there's no class in that doof-ass. God gave him only the talent to play.

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