Two pretty interesting quote from both Phil Jackson and Ron Artest. First off (in my Artest to L.A. foreshadowing post), Phil made a comment about Artest coming out and playing the Lakers:
L.A. Times: Sacramento forward Ron Artest didn’t play Saturday in the Kings’ victory over Denver because of a thumb injury, but the Lakers knew he would play Sunday.
“He’s auditioning for a free-agent [contract], so he’ll be out there tonight,” Jackson accurately predicted beforehand.
Phil indeed was right about Artest, however, Artest was “overwhelmed” by all the Lakers fans in Arco arena:
SacBee.com: “Sometimes I try not to get too amped up (against the Lakers),” Artest said. “I did that against Golden State also, and then I relaxed a little the last time we played Golden State.
“It was overwhelming today. They had so many fans here. … Today was all Lakers (fans).”