Remember when Artest called Roy the best player he had ever faced? Well now Ron Ron seems to back pedaling. Oh Ron Artest…
O.C. Register: Ron Artest was back-pedaling Thursday faster than a circus performer on a unicycle. Suddenly, he doesn’t know if Portland’s Brandon Roy is the best player he has ever played.
“I don’t know; that was yesterday,” Artest said. “This is a new day. I feel I’m the best, so this is a new day.
“He’s a good player. He might be better. I don’t know. I don’t know how to judge who’s better. It’s not like everyone was taken off their teams for a year and all the role players had to show what they got, so you don’t know who is as important to their team. There’s no secret he’s a good player.”
In a TV interview a day earlier, Artest claimed that Roy was better than Kobe Bryant or LeBron James, adding that he is the “best player I’ve ever faced.”
Artest now gets a close-and-personal-look at Kobe Bryant, which might or might not change his mind. Anyone want to guess how the Rockets forward will be feeling after the Lakers roll through Houston?