NBA, Video / May 7, 2010 / 10:00 am

Ron Artest Responds To His NBA All-Defensive Team Snub

After the NBA All-Defensive Team was announced the other day, I wrote something on how the League is no longer afraid of Ron Artest. And in most of the comments, people agreed that he shouldn’t have been there. Yesterday, Artest talked to the Los Angeles Times and gave his response.



What do you think? Should Artest have made the NBA All-Defensive Team? Should players still be afraid of him on the court?

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  • sh!tfaced

    This is what he got for being a good soldier, accepting his role, getting a pay cut, behaving himself when he was somewhat expected to disrupt the winning chemistry in LA?

    Should have at least been on the 2nd team. What an insult. Deserved it more than Valgina.

  • DH

    Yet another reason Ron-Ron is one of my favorite players…doesn’t care about individual awards…didn’t come to LA to get on the All-Defensive team.

  • http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/703154723/the-soulchorea-project?pos=1 Kermit The Washington

    Dag that was messed up. For the rest of the playoffs, he should lock cats DOWN. No buckets.

  • http://dimemag.com/2010/01/daily-fantasy-diagnosis-1-20/#more-30658 Mike

    -Players should vote 4 all defensive teams after all THEY are the ones who get defended not the coaches
    -Varejo making it is a joke all he does is flop
    -LBJ is NOT a good defender he gets blocks from BEHIND because of he’s very athletic but doesn’t shut anybody down 1 on 1

  • http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/703154723/the-soulchorea-project?pos=1 Kermit The Washington

    And it’s not that the league is “no longer afraid of Ron-Ron”, it’s that the league is still MAD at Ron-Ron. That’s why he got snubbed.

  • Soopa

    Varejo is much more deserving then LeBron. Vareja is one of the best hedgers in pick and roll sitiatuons and he is a quality low post defender, draws a ton of charges some which are flops but still!

    Lebron could develop into a good 1on1 defender, he has the tools, but i dont think Mike Brown has it in him to really challenge Lebron on the defensive end.

    Ron should’ve had Lebrons spot. Good call on letting the players vote. Pretty sure Durant would agree :P

  • Dean

    He didn’t deserve it. His D wasn’t at an all D level during the season. He’s only begun to show it during the playoffs. “My efforts been great” = I know my D wasn’t great during the season.

    That being said, the reason the Lakers got him was to play all-league D during the playoffs. So lets see if he brings it.

  • yoda

    and at end of the day, ron will laugh at others (kobe not included ofc) when he gets his ring at end of this season. it’s all about team and ron did everything he could do to be part of this team. keep up the good work ron and you’ll get your ring :)

  • Bruce

    Ron-Ron is all grown up now. Only thing he cares about now is winning! Good man!

  • hahns

    reporter was a dick- kept trying to bait ron into a soundbyte. the guys doenst care about the award, let that be the story instead of trying to coerce him into saying something

  • rangerjohn

    did he say his ATISM has been great? sounds like freakin tito ortiz, “you knock their eqalisbium off”

  • sam

    Ron Artest did have problems with weight and foot for half of the season/