Ron Artest might be crazy, wild, and inffective during games but one thing you have to give credit to him is he brought intensity and energy to the court. That's the reason Kobe Bryant loved him as teammate. Kobe knew Artest will always bring the passion and energy in almost every game. You could say they are the only ones in the Lakers roster that brought intensity day in and day out. Unfortunately, Artest body and skills couldn't keep up to his intensity.
But, I hope Artest can find a team soon and so he can continue play basketball as long he doesn't pick Houston, Miami, or the Clippers and I would be fine with it.