Kobe Bryant Says “F*ck a Cav and a Shaq… We Have Artest!”: Ron Artest Signs With Lakers

- By Bossip Staff

Kobe Bryant is already setting up the pieces to win next season. Ron Artest has just signed with the Los Angeles Lakers:

The newly minted NBA champions made what amounts to a daring trade Thursday night, shaking up the league’s second day of free agency by essentially swapping out on-the-rise swingman Trevor Ariza for the versatile, physical and famously unpredictable Ron Artest.

The Los Angeles Lakers and Artest have struck an agreement in principal on a multiyear contract that, according to sources close to the process, will total roughly $18.7 million over three years or $33.5 million over five years, depending on which contract structure Artest ultimately prefers. But they had to let Ariza go to create the financial flexibility to do so.

This will be interesting next season. What a soap opera…

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  • http://deleted John D. Hater

    BAD MOVE!

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    Love the hair cut

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  • TRICE

    3RD

  • http://www.cnn.com Kim Anderson

    I thought Ron Artest was more trouble than he was/is worth?!?!

  • Combatcook 24

    Could be a good move as the Lakers dont need to tweak their team too much… It’s gonna be a hellified season this year…

  • LICKITY SPLIT..

    Good move Bynum and that other tall lame brother on the team don’t produce Koby knows what he’s doing.

  • DONE!!!

    THAT’S JUST GREAT! BEST DEFENSIVE FRONT COURT IN THE LEAGUE. Gonna be tough to stop them.

    Top Ten

  • http://stevemattjackson@yahoo.com olskool

    You can have ‘Artest’, you can even have ‘Rembrandts’,…ain’t much stoppin that tree (shaq)..lol..

  • http://freshfromfrance.weebly.com Axel Foley

    Bad Trade For Lakers, Ariza Was The Reason They Won The Championships

  • brnhornet

    Hate to see Trever go that hurt….but i feel a little better knowing they got Artest in trade.

    This was a move to keep Phil jackson around for at least another year. The Laker team is young and you give away a uprising 23 yr old for an aging but still good vetern. They are just repeat right now.

  • bayo

    was sad wen i heard these news…ARIZA!!!! NO NO NO… NOT FOR HIM,D TITLE MAY BE SLIPPING AWAY…..RON,,,NOT A BAD PLAYER BUT NOT HALF BETTER THAN TREV OFFENSIVELY…OP THEY GET A SUPPLIMENT TO BOOST THEIR ATTACK LL BIT

  • Ms. Go4Broke

    ANOTHER ONE IN OUR POCKETS LETS GO LAKERS!!!!!!!

  • sepia830

    Having Artest join the Lakers just means more fighting. LeBron and Shaq will be victorious in 2010!

  • life

    we r gonn miss Ariza!!!

  • Kmba74

    Kobe & Ron. Their egos r 2 big 2 b on the same team. I c trouble.

  • ohnoudient

    Now, if only Kobe would give somebody else the damn ball!

  • Kia

    Didn’t Artest beat Kobe down to the white meat a few years back? If not yet, It’ll happen.

  • http://n/a Jay

    YO, WE GOT ANOTHER CHAMPIONSHIP COMING MAN!!! L.A. STAND UP!!! WE GONNA HAVE A RE-PEAT COMING MAN!!!

    -jay

  • http://twitter.com/excusemems Katherine

    Ariza was a big reason why the Lakers won the Championship..he really stepped up when other people weren’t producing. Plus I think he had better chemistry with the team than Artest is going to have…This move hurts, I really liked Ariza on that team. Bad move LA.

  • http://OJIFDJPO I CAN'T SAY....

    Well thats great now two NBA players I hate the most are together…

  • Raina

    Wow, could be great but could be drama…we’ll see.

  • Legendary2485

    Everyone is talking about the Lakers and Cavs hello the Celtics were without Garnett this post season now if we get Wallace from the Pistons it’s over man I am telling you remember this post. Boston will be in the finals again.

  • leave-it-be

    %%%%%%%%%%%%%% WOWWWWWWWWWWW!!!! I’M SHOCKED, DIDNT EXPECT THIS, NOT AFTER ARTEST AND KOBE-LLA WAS @ EACH OTHERS THROAT!!! KOBE AND ARTEST???? YUP GONA BE DRAMA, UNLESS THEY’VE KISSED AND MADE UP ARTEST IS NOT GOOD AT FOLLOWING ORDERS ESPECIALLY WHEN KOBE RUNS ALL THE PLAYS!!! BUT WHY DO TEAMS HE WIN THE TROPHY ALWAYS TRADE THE PRIMARY PLAYER WHO HELPED THEM WIN???? ARIZA IS THE ONE WHO GOT THE LAKERS TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!! DETROIT DID THE SAME THING WITH CHAUNCEY BILLUPS…. GOTA SEE HOW THIS PLAYS OUT…. LEBRON IS NEVER GONA WIN A RING WITH THE CAVS…. EVER!!!!!! SO HE BEST BE MOVING ON WHEN HIS CONTRACT IS UP… AND NOT WITH THE KNICKS, I’M A (N.Y’ER) AND I DONT EVEN LIKE THAT TEAM!!!

  • LetItBeAMansWorld_AsLongAsICanBeAWomanInIt

    This is whack! Ariza fits LA and the team. CAn’t stand Artest!

  • Kobe Dicksucking Ass

    The Cavs Coming for that ass! I still ain’t forget how this bum snitched on Shaq!

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