UPDATE: It looks like Ron has signed a deal. Check out his latest tweet from moments ago…

  • i just signed my deal. we ballin tonight. champagne on me (via twitter)

It looks like Ron posted his farewell “tweet” to the city of Houston…

  • THANKS ALOT HOUSTON.:) I HAD ALOT OF FUN:) (via twitter)

Some interesting tweets from Ron’s brother. And with Ariza possibly leaving, Ron Artest would be more than welcome by us here at The Lakers Nation…

  • LA is in the lead for Ron. (via twitter)
  • Selling Ron to Cle is tough. Lol. LA bright lights. Arrgh. But understandable. (via twitter)
  • I want Ron to sign with Cleveland but Lebron unloyalty to his city is probably the reason y he won’t. But lebron needs to stop bullshittn. (via twitter)

Also, sources say Ron is unlikely to return to Houston…

RealGM: “NBA sources told FOX 26 Sports Wednesday it is unlikely free agent forward Ron Artest will return to the Houston Rockets. League sources told FOX 26 the Rockets would be willing to offer Artest a one-year contract at best. The sources said because of that the chances of Artest resigning with Houston are remote.”

  • http://www.myspace.com/guszo gus26

    YEah.. now we talking!!.. welcome ron.. you can stay at my house till you find a house.. i got a pool!!..

  • ed

    hell ya!!

  • showtimelakes

    Okay, so in the wakes of Ariza out i’ll sure took Artest! But damn why can’t we have our cake and eat it? Artest, Ariza, Odom and Brown.

  • ed

    we get him, we finally get the thug we need on this team to push back!

  • lakersforlife77

    If Ariza is going to leave, Artest is a pretty damn good replacement.

  • http://www.visionofthefans.com Chris Manning

    Honestly, I’d rather have Ariza back — but Artest is the prototypical replacement. I would LOVE to have Ariza next to Kobe. What a nightmare for perimeter players… wow.

  • Drake Hunter

    That’s what I’d rather have…..GetArtest…GetArtest…GetArtest!!!!! So long Trevor, this will be the biggest mistake you’ll ever make. You aren’t worth more than $6 million and the mid level the Lakers are offering you is more than worthy for you for having only one good season with us!!! Take it or leave it, we got back up!!!!!!

  • showtimelakes

    Oh yeah First!

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    Kick rocks Ariza!! LMAO!!!

  • KMH

    I think Ron Artest would end up in a fight with Shaq if they were ever on the same team. I think Shaq would show constant slight disrespect and one day RonRon would have enough and FLATTEN Shaq. Anger wins over weight with grown men that know how to rumble.

    Ron seems to be the kind of guy that will be a great friend if your a friend back. But if you screw around and try to play games where your only allowed to win, like Shaq always does, Ron’s gonna get ticked off…


    alright if trevor does leave, then sign thi guy IMMEDIATELY. I just dont want trevor to go to the cavs cause all the bs the media will spew about “ooooh ariza to DA cavs. DEY DEFINATLY DA CHAMPS DIS YERRRRR”

  • Lakers 24 7

    Artest will leave Houston for sure. Yao’s and McGrady’s health is up in the air. If Ariza leaves, pursue Artest.

  • Freshh

    [Comment ID #77961 Will Be Quoted Here]

    You mean Artest in that last part I’m Assuming?

  • http://www.whoisepik.com Mr.E

    how reliable is this???wasn’t there an Amare coming to the Lakers posting on twitter not a minute ago???

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  • EZ

    “i just signed my deal. we ballin tonight. champagne on me”

    came from his twitter few minutes ago. WOW is this for real?!

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  • KMH

    Ariza is preferred, he can start working on making what we have better. I like Ron Artest and would like to see him in a Lakers Jersey, but if/when he starts training camp somewhere other then Houston its getting to know his roll not perfecting it.

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  • lakers2000

    I will be watching for credible confirmation. That would be f*cking awesome!

  • 123kid

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    true that! i’ll believe when it hits breaking news everywhere. and i’ll be gettin his jersey fo sho!

  • Mr. WoodCock

    Adios Ariza… we see what direction the Lakers are taking. I don’t know if Ariza’s agent was trying to bluff, but Toronto & Portland are trying to offer Turkajew a max contract. I don’t know if there would be any money left for Ariza. Lee’s plans may have backfired.

  • Drake Hunter

    If this is true…Welcome Artest…no more running around outside staples center or sitting courtside seats for Laker playoff games. You’ll be playing at staples center in the playoffs for the championship with the best team in the history of professional basketball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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  • Mr. WoodCock

    I hope we signed him for MLE and not more.

  • Mr. WoodCock

    I would laugh my azz off if Ariza signed the MLE with another team, maybe to spite the Lakers.

  • http://www.visionofthefans.com Chris Manning

    Artest signed a deal — won’t say if it’s music or basketball.

    On radio — 1140 KHTK — google it.

  • Raphael Rossellini

    It’s a joke, it is his rap deal, he said it was multi-thousand dollar deal.

  • http://www.visionofthefans.com Chris Manning

    He said he was having fun…

  • Mr. WoodCock

    I knew he was jerking our d!cks like Stat and his tweets. Please no more tweeter news unless it’s confirmed by a reliable source. I was over at Ron & his brother’s tweeter page and they are just talking a bunch of BS just to get some followers.


    Why lakers don’t resign Ariza???Artest???No!!!!I don’t think Artest better than Ariza!

  • chacon626

    fucking guy always with his bullshit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://hiphophoop.blogpsot.com mlkg721

    Well, if we lose Ariza, which would be devistating, Ron Ron would be the only viable replacement. But before people get all excited about Artest, just think about what Ariza brings to the table and why he deserves 8-9 mil. He takes pressure off kobe on D which is the most important aspect of his game. Kobe not having to kill himself on d every night is a huge reason why he was able to play at the level he played at. We have not one other good perimeter Defender on the team. Our goal needs to be set on getting Number 3 back in a lakers jersey. Artest is just too crazy.

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  • Ozirus24

    Punk’d by Ron. Shame on Ron. One thing I’m certain of, well pretty sure, is that he’s moving. Where to?

  • http://mvn.com/thenolookpass/ Rey-Rey

    Let’s wait on the negotiations for Ariza. They’re far from over. If Ariza agrees to something, then we can talk about Artest.

  • RJ

    Is this a joke?

  • LakersFirst

    How can anyone believe anything from TWITTER!!! Quit being a bunch of TWATS!!

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  • Franchise98bn

    This would be a AWESOME pickup!!! Ron Artest instantly gives us that physical toughness we’ve been lacking. Now resign Lamar and we’re good!!! Can’t wait! Can we say Back 2 Back!!!

    F*ck the Celtics!!!

  • http://rivalmedia.tv Chris Ekstedt

    okay. for one second lets assume this is really gonna happen.. i have been a ron artest fan for so many years. he is the king. he a little crazy, a decent shot, a huge defender with a lot of heart. did i mention a little crazy?

    if ariza left i would miss him. but if we were able to get artest our starting 5 would be bynum, gasol, artest, bryant and fisher? I WILL TAKE THAT!!!

    in regards to the twit that ron posted here is the rest of it.

    not on my twit twitches. all my twiggas. i love yal
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    circuit city offered me a three year five pack duracell batteries per customer deal
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    i just signed a deal
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    im kind of funny.
    about 8 hours ago from mobile web
    rick ross, hopefully amil, travis barker, jesus shuttles worth, pee wee herman and more,. please enjoy
    about 8 hours ago from mobile web
    album coming in september. working wit nas, hopefully keisha coles, polow da don, clinton sparks, hopefully celine dion, drummer boy, 50cent
    about 8 hours ago from mobile web
    i just lost my deal with the dodgers
    about 8 hours ago from mobile web
    i have just signed with the brooklyn dodgers. im so happy.
    about 8 hours ago from mobile web
    I just signed with the Knicks for 12 milion, Thanks Donnie Walsh!!!
    about 8 hours ago from mobile web
    Follow @qmadethebeat and http://www.myspace.com/foulmonday oww!!( Max B Voice)
    about 9 hours ago from mobile web
    we are playing pool at lamar odums barn in hollywood.
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    hey friendly humans.
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    Listen to 1140 THTK Carmichael Dave.. Shout Out to @qmadethebeat We got them Beats comin’ to a Place near you!
    about 10 hours ago from mobile web
    Go to 1140 THTK Radio in Sacramento for the lastest Updates on My New Multi-Hundred Thousand Dollar Deal!!!
    about 10 hours ago from mobile web
    I’m Sooo Happy (Tears comin’ Down My Face.)
    about 10 hours ago from mobile web
    I’m signing my new deal as I’m Twittin’..
    about 10 hours ago from mobile web

    also, the past tense of think is thought.. so does that mean the past tense of tweet is twat?

    i’m just saying..

  • Kb24sdbest

    WELCOME TO L.A. RON. I Have always said this even in the past during his trouble times in Detroit and Sacramento. I would love to have Artest on the team anytime. WE need his toughness, attitude, defense, and physical mentality to toughen us up and give Kobe a little rest on defense. How about Ariza and Artest, dump Odom.

    Odom is too inconsistent, he lacks focus, and he lacks the desire to get better…… I’ll be sad if Ariza goes, he’s my boy and he contributed a lot this year. I feel him though cuz you pay Sasha $5 mil. for a bag of chips and Luke $5 mil., and Ariza is better than both, so give him a little respect and pay him more ($6-7).

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  • xtro

    artest, the new dennis rodman

  • scarface

    I heard he had some kind of agreement with Cleveland…

  • lakerferlife7

    people act like ariza was the best player behind kobe…he was behind pau and lamar..hes good but not worth that much….artest id way better offensivly then ariza..if the dumbass wants to go play for crapy teams that havent done sh!t in their history then let him go

  • http://yahoo.com eddiethemonster

    can any1 say back 2 back champs c ya @ tha parade next year baby fuk shaq & lebron & all those laker haters I dare 2 even try 2 fuk with la ron will punch u n tha mouth hellll 2 tha fukn yeah baby can’t wait


    ballin’ with champagne! we beat shaq without artest!