Thursday, May 12, 2005
PACERS RALLY, ARTEST SPOUTS OFF. Don't look now, but the much-maligned Pacers are currently even with the NBA champions, 1-1, after outscoring Detroit by 19 points in the second half Wednesday night. But even as the toughest, most second-guessed, most resilient squad in professional basketball grinds it out on the court, their volatile, season-banned teammate Ron Artest makes public bad mouth about his punishment for going into the stands to beat up fans on November 19, 2004.
A NOTE TO RON: Ron, your team is fighting the good fight where it belongs: on the court. You and your comments are an unnecessary distraction at this time. Don't hurt the team again. This playoff run is not about you. Please, be quiet and support your teammates at this time. (Photo is from AP)