FanHouse: The latest from Ron-Ron (Artest)– who you may remember from such stunts as giving his cell phone number out to the general public — is that he’s not at all happy with the way things ended with the Rockets. Specifically, he claims that they “did him dirty” by “messing up” his Bird rights, and because of this, he plans on carrying out a vendetta against them as long as he’s in the league.
Over two separate Twitter dispatches, Artest explains why he’s upset.
“Houston did me dirty. I can’t wait til next year when we go to Houston. I’m not shooting. All defense. Somebody getting locked da f**k up.”
“I still feel blessed but they messed up my bird rights. So it’s on as long as I’m in the league.”
So is Artest justified in holding a grudge against his former team, and threatening some sort of revenge against them for all of this? Of course not. But anytime a player goes on the record as saying “it’s on” against another team, you can guarantee we’ll all be watching a little more closely.