Artest and Kobe hard at work

This is a nice little story about the dedication of Ron Artest and Kobe Bryant.

O.C. Register: All I can say is thank goodness for Ron Artest. He quickly has become the eyes and ears of Lakers fans via Twitter.

He reported Thursday that he arrived at the gym early, early in the morning for a hard workout, but once inside, he discovered he wasn’t alone.

“3rd workout done. Let me tell why I LOVE KOBE “JELLY BEAN”BRYANT! I Get to the gym at 6:45,the Black Mamba gets there at 5:30! Go Lakers!!!”

Apparenlty Bryant, too, is eager for the season. Aren’t we all?

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  • lakers2000

    I can not wait to watch the NBA! This seems like a very long off season. This is going to be one of the greatest seasons in NBA history. Can you feel it? The East vs. West rivalry is returning. Go Lakers!!!!!

  • nick

    I agree! This is going to be a great year and I would love to see the lakers play Boston in the finals and get some revenge!

  • LC09

    U GOTTA LOVE THAT AMAZING

  • WINLESS

    the Black Mamba gettin’ his work done at 5:30am? And how is this news to anyone? lol

    Ron ron is finding out firsthand what it’s like to be a teammate of KB24. He sounded shocked and amazed that an uberstar of that stature and the length of years he’s had in the NBA still has the dedication to still put in the work needed for the upcoming season.

    We’ve all been spoiled by the dedication and the consistency to be greater than great of this godlike beast they call Kobe Bryant. I swear, I dread the time that he will eventually retire. Just like when my idol Big Game James retired.

  • Eidraq

    that’s the dedication that got us the championship…go get em again this years

  • http://lakersnation.com Aaron2416377

    i can’t wait till 2009 season so it doesn’t matter that school is almost up i need to watch this season bad

  • neil g

    that’s pure dedication . . . go lakers

  • FT87

    lets get this started already.
    season hans teven started and espn n other websites r already on lebrons n**s! im sick ad tired of this, lets get this thing going, meet boston or cleveland in the finals and beat them to shut everyone up again!!! No 5th ring for shaq but a 5th for kobe! no ring for the prince! and a nice glass of shut the hell up for all the haters and networks out there!!!

    i just want them to have to play the lakers celebrating b4 all the espn events where they do the little HD intro and show all the champs! u know the lebron lover gotta love that!

  • PALLIVAARI

    What’s Ron Artest’s tweet name? There’s like at least 10 accounts with his name, but which one is his real one?

    • LAKERS,fucktheREST

      I think his new account is ThugRaider37.

  • lakerman1

    Unlike the Malone/Payton experiment this will be a great season. Ron is ready to go and so is Kobe. Now if the rest of the team could show that commitment’ the Lakers would be unstoppable.

  • Butch

    Finally, someone who’s as committed as Kobe!

  • touchingmyself

    we all know that Kobe will be at the gym @5:30 am, but it’s great news to hear Ron Ron has started early morning workout @ 6:45 am. and if Farmar thinks that he should start… well then, he better wake his @$$ up early in the morning and work out just as hard if not harder than these 2 ballers!

  • The Cookie Monster

    Ron’s dedication is something we can counter to all those who say his randomness and ability to deteriorate team chemistry will doom the Lakers. Lets hope he brings this determination onto the court 09-10 season. Go Lakers!

  • Robert

    Watch out, rest of the league. Here come the dobermans. I agree w/FT87 – the espn junk machine is already touting LeHype. Not only that, but his new movie “More than more hype” is out. Between that and Boston’s fab four geriatric assault, the East will be fighting each other for biggest loser to face the Lakers in the Finals.

    In the meantime, with this work ethic, Ron-Ron and Kobe are going to be ‘unreal’ together in this next season. An All-Star game very game. Christmas every day in Laker land. Welcome to the next dynasty!

  • http://twitter.com/AceFreshh Freshh

    This is why u gotta love Kobe, I don’t think he’s been as gifted with athleticism and speed like a LeBron, but his strenuous work-ethic and relentless attitude has allowed him to be the superlative player he is and even when his athleticism starts to decline he still has the fundamentals to fall back on and he won’t decline as basketball player.

    My 2Cents.

  • JackFraust305

    freshh always gotta be the nicca’s nuts….LOL… is it superlative or superior??

    My Dollar.

  • JackFraust305

    *on

  • p()()ʍ3ןƃu¡

    JackFraust305 always gotta be on freshh’s nuts….. 305 = si homo

  • JackFraust305

    Poop,
    how can you even talk with my nutz in yo mouth? you must have some mean skilz 2 be able to pull that off…..LOL

  • http://twitter.com/AceFreshh Freshh

    Yeah I’m on dude’s nuts because I respect his work-ethic?
    rofl.

    305 we know u the biggest herb on here haha

  • desecrator93

    yall bunch of homos

  • http://57.amklac kobe,bi-curious?

    isn`t that what they get paid to do, get to the gym early?…wow!!

  • p()()ʍ3ןƃu¡

    305 stop talking about male genetelia, 305 we know u the biggest herb/homo on TLN haha

    • JackFraust305

      aight xbox live gangsta…u shittin on urself right now mane…maybe thats why u call urself poop lol.

  • Mason

    ANYONE THINK SHAQ JUST AT HIS HOUSE EATING SHIT? LAKERS 09!

  • p()()ʍ3ןƃu¡

    305 aka kid cudi stfu u lame cornball look n @$$ nucca. btw who is p()()p?

  • JackFraust3o5

    My daddy

  • lakerbunny

    KOBE SAYS HE DID NOTHING THIS SUMMER UNTIL RIGHT BEFORE TRAINING CAMP STARTED, HE JUST RESTED, FOR THE FIRST OFF SEASON IN A LONG TIME! WITH THAT IN MIND , KOBE NOW DOESN’T HAVE TO GUARD THE BEST PLAYER ON THE OPPOSING TEAM WITH THE ADDITION OF ARTEST! KOBE CAN TAKE OVER GUARDING THE BEST PLAYER IN THE 4TH QURTER, IF ARTEST WANTS OR NEEDS HIM TO! BYNUM IS BACK WITH TWO GOOD KNEES(AS LONG AS HIS TEAMMATES CAN KEEP FROM FALLING INTO THEM OR GETTING UNDERFOOT)!
    WATCH OUT NBA THE LAKERS ARE BACK, BETTER AND READY TO DEFEND THE TITLE!!!

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