I Am An Eagle

Ron: First I wanna thank everyone in my hood, all my warriors, [inaudible]. My wife kisha, my family, my kids, everybody. I definitely want to thank my doctor, Dr. [name]. My psychiatrist. She really helped me relax a lot. Thank you so much. It's so difficult to play with so much emotion on the line in the playoffs. She helped me relax. Thank you so much. I knocked down that 3, just like you told me.

Doris: That was a huge shot, your late 3, yes no question. Ron again—

Ron: And my single's coming out! No talking to me (jokingly; Doris laughs). I got a single called Champion. I got a song called Champion! I recorded it...last..June!!!!

(thanks to the Litman clan for the transcription!)

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At 6/18/2010 2:46 AM, Blogger Jason said...

Wow, utterly otherworldly. Ron Artest getting all butt-naked with his psychological inner-parts. I don't think I've smiled all week. That made me smile. Thank you Game 7 of teh NBA Finals!

At 6/18/2010 2:57 AM, Blogger Mr. Six said...

"I feel like a coward because I bailed out on them as a teammate." That's raw.

Gotta enjoy Ron Ron analyzing himself.

"I'm gonna jack up a three! ... You don't have to go for the home run all the time. That's not the right way to play."

"Kobe passed the ball!"

So much in there to like.

And, Shoals, contrasting that with KG's reaction is sadly apt. The way KG ended the 2008 season was a distillation of his transformation in Boston from nobility to ... something else. Ron's genuine joy was a pleasure to behold and implied a person taking the opposite path.

And was that Ron's daughter playing with the confetti in the background? Perfect.

At 6/18/2010 10:23 AM, Blogger MC Welk said...

Ron makes me feel like an Afghan woman.

At 6/18/2010 10:50 AM, Blogger Codysseus said...

Ron Artest is a role model.

At 6/18/2010 7:15 PM, Blogger fil said...

This is the rawest man in sports.

His family up there— each totally different from the next. If you saw those people walking down the street together, you'd think it was a small school field trip. All those parts are in Ron.

"Good or bad, I was gonna be thankful for the blessing." Artest may be the only Laker player who actually gets Zen; totally open in a weird defensive way. If you were to call Ron Artest "smart," most people would laugh. He would laugh. Call him "crazy," most would agree. He would laugh. That's wisdom.

At 6/19/2010 11:42 AM, Blogger walrusoflove said...

so many people laugh at ron. they think they are laughing because they are looking down on him....but its actually that same uncomfortable laugh that only the rarest of standup comedians can draw....when they expose your inner fears without you even realizing....you laugh outside so you don't squirm inside....its therapeutic. but ron doesn't write this stuff, it just flows.

i was feeling rotten about the celtics losing to the lakers. being happy for ron just made me forget about it. i mean the guy makes a point of apologizing and saying he felt like a coward in the presence of his old pacer team-mates. damn.

@fil: nice

@ Mr Six: i was thinking the same thing about the second interview....how perfect was the background of his family hanging out courtside while his daughter was tossing confetti in dad's uniform.

At 6/21/2010 11:52 PM, Blogger Roberto Commente said...

I loved what Ryen Rusillo said on the Scott Van Pelt Show the day after the Lakers won the championship. He said he would love to just spend that night with Artest and see all the crazy things he would do and then went on about how he would be reported missing the next day. I love the fact that the perception is he is forgiven. He really wasn't much of a bad person at all other than the "brawl" incident, more like just weird. I mean, he worked at Wal-Mart while making millions just so he could get a discount card. Damn right he needed to thank he psychologist after fixing that hunk of a mess. I like that we see him as a fun, goofy player, like an uncle who always shows up drunk at a party, that's Artest, and good for him. Also, I like to leave with a "Queensbridge" in the house! He's up there with the greats from that place, the Juice Crew, Nas, Mobb Deep, and now Ron Artest!

At 5/17/2013 4:44 PM, Blogger Jim Philips said...

I think that it is a great introduction that Ron did. We have to be grateful about everything including Sportsbook Applications


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