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Old 07-08-2009, 02:09 AM   #5
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Default Re: Lakers/Rockets Artest for Ariza sign and trade

Artest, Brown sign contracts

By Elliott Teaford on July 7, 2009 10:18 PM
Just got word that the Lakers signed Ron Artest and Shannon Brown to contracts tonight. Brown signed at 9:01 p.m., the first minute he could actually put his name to paper. His deal is worth $4.2 million over two seasons. About 40 minutes later, the Lakers signed Artest to a three-season, $18-million contract. Artest will wear uniform No. 37 in honor of the number of weeks that Michael Jackson's album "Thriller" was No. 1 on the charts. No, really.
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