Ron Artest is a Laker! Here is the deal we signed him to…

ESPN: ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard reports that Artest and the Lakers have reached a verbal agreement on what is believed to be a three-year contract worth an estimated $18 million. Wednesday is the first day free agents are permitted to sign new deals.

  • FLUKE

    IT’S OFFICIAL!!! I wanna see a picture of him in a 96 Lakers Uni

  • 007

    ok first of all, he didn’t signa anything. i’ll start celebrating once july 8th comes around and FAs can actually sign stuff.

    still… i’m dayum anxious and excited!!!!

  • http://sexsexsex KING

    i cant seem to be able to wipe this smile off my face. i think this is a major upgrade for the Lakers

  • FT

    am I the only one who doesnt know wether to like this or not???

  • ilikebasketball

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    i’m skeptical as well. very skeptical.

  • kobe8

    Until its official, i’ma chill

  • bhshdfsdf

    2 bad we r gonna lose both Ariza and Odom

  • kb824

    will we lose odom too? :/

  • Mr. WoodCock

    What happened to … “I don’t really care about the $$$… I’ll play there for nothing?”

  • Mr. WoodCock

    HaHa, Ariza signed with Houston. I wounder how much $$$ they offered him? Hmmmm

    http://realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/60295/20090702/ariza_agrees_to_sign_with_houston/

  • Wilt

    Ariza = greed because he leaves his hometown championship team for money. Artest= championship hunger because he takes a pay cut to win a championship. Have fun being on an 8th place team trevor and watching another laker parade! You can spend the extra time getting another tattoo with birdman.

  • Mr. WoodCock

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-lakers3-2009jul03,0,7602019.story

    Ariza’s agent, David Lee, said the 24-year-old forward passed up a more lucrative contract offer from another team with salary-cap space. “We decided to go with Houston anyway,” Lee said. “It was never about the money. It was about going someplace where you felt appreciated.”

    Ariza’s agent is a JOKE! This clown needs to find another career. Ariza signs for MLE for 5 years, the same amount Lakers were offering. What a jackazz!

  • Lakezilla

    Here’s the quote from the Yahoo free agent buzz. Adrian writes “The Rockets met with Ariza on Thursday in Las Vegas then reached agreement after it became apparent Artest had struck a deal with the Lakers. The Boston Globe reported Ariza would receive the Rockets’ full mid-level exception worth about $33 million over five years.”

    So let me get this straight. This deal with Houston works out to just barely over 6mil a year and the Lakers offored 5.6mil. I guess that 400 grand difference is a lifestyle changer huh. LOL bonehead move. Ariza should’ve fired this Lee idiot. He’s one of the worst agents out there. Have fun being stuck in Houston…..no Yao, no Tracy, no team, no more rings. The Lakers got him off the bench from Orlando, gave him Craig Hodges (one of the greatest shooters of all-time) to work on his shot and an opportunity to play for a championship. Players always bitch and moan about loyalty but it goes both ways. Mitch played this one perfect. He waited too see what the market value was and made the right offer. He learned from his mistakes with Sasha and Luke.

    First its all about the money, now his agent says it’s not about the money. Yeah right, you screwed up.

  • http://THELAKERSNATION.COM DAMUFORNIA310

    LOLOLOLOLOLO DUMB MOVE, 400,000 MORE LMAO…….GOOD LUCK ON ANOTHER RING ARZIA..LOL

  • BigPC

    Bummer! Trevor sold his soul for an extra 400k/yr! Too bad. Trevor! L.A. loves you! We saved your career! We got you a ring. Now this. You will really feel the sting when the Lakers go into your new house and kick your behinds, and Kobe and Artest slap high fives as they and the rest of your ex-teammates, happily walk off your new home court! Well, after that game, you and your agent can talk about the good ol’ days! I’m not bitter. I’m disappointed. Still, Thanks for the memories. Good luck!

  • http://twitter.com/AceFreshh Freshh

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    This gives us a better chance to retain LO.
    Artest at 6 mil a year?
    STEAL.

  • Kobe8

    Ron Artest earned my respect. How many players would say its not about the money and mean it?

  • PETERGAZER

    HEY ARIZA! AND YOUR DUMDASS AGENT! CRAZYASS RON ARTEST GETS TO WATCH YOUR BANNER PRESENTATION AND RING CEREMONY! HOW SAD IS THAT! GET AN AGENT THAT DOESNT PLAY GAMES IN THE MEDIA UNTIL HE HAS TO!!!!!

  • PETERGAZER

    DID SHAQ PROMISE CLEVELAND A RING LIKE HE DID IN PHOENIX?