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Old 09-01-2011, 02:50 PM   #1
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Default Ron Artest "GUARANTEES" that the Lakers will win 2012 NBA title

What do you think player "guarantees" are worth, generally?

Also, do you agree or disagree that the Lakers remain a favorite to win it all?

Skim-read this, and then share your reaction:

http://www.insidehoops.com/blog/?p=8226
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:57 PM   #2
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Old 09-01-2011, 03:59 PM   #3
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Default Re: Ron Artest "GUARANTEES" that the Lakers will win 2012 NBA title

Well they got swept and they are just older this year, don't see a reason for them to be favourites.
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:05 PM   #4
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Default Re: Ron Artest "GUARANTEES" that the Lakers will win 2012 NBA title

artest knows something that we don't..
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:10 PM   #5
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Default Re: Ron Artest "GUARANTEES" that the Lakers will win 2012 NBA title

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artest knows something that we don't..

He may be right, but I dont know if he realizes that Phil Jackson wont be around this year. I'm going to love to see how guys like Kobe, Artest, Odom, & Bynum react to Mike Brown when the going gets tough.

Phil's respect came from players knowing he knows what it takes to win and believing what he was getting across to them. In the final 5 seconds, Mike Brown is going to need Kuester to draw up an isolation for Kobe from 25 feet out.
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:11 PM   #6
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Default Re: Ron Artest "GUARANTEES" that the Lakers will win 2012 NBA title

thats if theres a season
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:13 PM   #7
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Default Re: Ron Artest "GUARANTEES" that the Lakers will win 2012 NBA title

Guarantees for events which can't be guaranteed are always worthless, but I like players to be confident.

And yes the Lakers are still contenders no question. The teams as they are right now, I'd rank the Lakers as the second team in the west and probably third in the NBA overall.
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:14 PM   #8
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Default Re: Ron Artest "GUARANTEES" that the Lakers will win 2012 NBA title

Ron Artest guaranteed it, not Metta World Peace
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:20 PM   #9
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the only thing ron artest can guarantee these days is insanity
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:26 PM   #10
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Default Re: Ron Artest "GUARANTEES" that the Lakers will win 2012 NBA title

He also guaranteed via tweeter that he would run around naked if the Mavs win the title.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:34 PM   #11
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He also guaranteed via tweeter that he would run around naked if the Mavs win the title.

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Old 09-01-2011, 05:36 PM   #12
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Default Re: Ron Artest "GUARANTEES" that the Lakers will win 2012 NBA title

If the gauranSHEED didn't work, I don't see this one working either.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:44 PM   #13
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Default Re: Ron Artest "GUARANTEES" that the Lakers will win 2012 NBA title

Easy to say that when you're arguably the 5th best guy on a stacked team, and insane.

If Kobe said this I'd be more inclined to believe him.
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:42 PM   #14
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If anything, its a safe GUARANTEE that the same team that went to the finals 3/4 years is motivated. If the team is motivated and playing hard, I don't see who can stop them.
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:48 PM   #15
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Default Re: Ron Artest "GUARANTEES" that the Lakers will win 2012 NBA title

This fool doesn't even have job security with the Lakers. I wouldn't be making lofty predictions when you're one of three guys realistically up on the trade block.
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