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Old 07-09-2009, 10:55 AM   #20
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Default Re: Lakers/Rockets Artest for Ariza sign and trade

Originally Posted by Fedor - Laker
Yea exactly. He also said, being a Laker and having that on his resume was more important than how much money was being thrown around on the business spectrum + the strong tradition we have here in LA.

And I don't see why he'd lie about that, since at this stage of his career it's not really about the money, it's more about creating a place in NBA history, winning a ring, and having more opportunities after he retires, and there is no better place to get some connects than in LA.

on the other side of that is artest never really had a big payday. artest is just a regular dude who thinks like a regular person. not some greeedy ahole just trying to make a trillion dollars. i respect him for that.
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