We all knew Ron Artest as a crazy, Rodman-like player in his career with the Pacers, Kings and Rockets, with the brawl at the Auburn Palace only solidifying that reputation.
As he made his move to the Lakers, the fans questioned the Lakers front office for letting a working piece, in Ariza, go for a lunatic, in Ron Artest. Critics and analysts said Ron would destroy the chemistry and the Lakers wouldn’t be able to repeat with him on the team.
But in his first year with the Lakers, Ron proved those critics wrong. He has been the exact opposite of what the critics said. He gives out tickets to games, has breakfast with fans and goes bowling with fans. He made appearances on the Jimmy Kimmel show, George Lopez show and he has proven to be funny in those appearances, always seeking to have fun. Some say he is the most down to earth player. But with that being said, is Ron really crazy or just a misunderstood person?
Watch Ron interview Ron here on ESPN, where he answers some questions about himself. This should answer this question.