The Lakers players are enjoying life outside of basketball.
O.C. Register: Someone sent this out via Twitter on Thursday, shouting all the relevant info in all caps, apparently so excited that the words tumbled out in the wrong order: “RON ARTEST BIRTHDAY PARTY ADDRESS NOVEMBER 14TH: CLUB EMPIRE 1716 N. CAHUENGA BLVD. LOS ANGELES, CA 90028.”
Who did it? Artest, himself.
Or he will express lament that a fan didn’t pick up the tickets he left. Or he will ask for suggestions for his birthday party theme: “What would be cool theme? Something sexy for women!”
Artest’s social life is just one building block of the lively Lakers landscape today. They are a championship-caliber team, yet they are also crossover stars — and we’re not just talking about Kobe Bryant.
Pau Gasol sells more jerseys in Europe than LeBron James, and Gasol has a legitimate non-basketball acting role with multiple scenes in the episode of “CSI: Miami” airing Monday night. Odom married reality TV personality Khloe Kardashian and thus had much of his life story told last Sunday night on E! network’s coverage of their wedding.