Ron’s defense has been absolutely everything it was hyped up to be. He’s proven himself in big games and has played very superb defense all season. The question is, do you think it’s enough to win D.P.O.Y.?

Here is a look at his recent defensive efforts:

  • A.Iguodala 5-15 ( 13 pts)
  • S.Marion 5-11 (10 pts)
  • R.Gay 7-17 (17 pts)
  • P. Pierce 4-9 (11 pts)
  • C. Maggete 4-13 ( 17 pts)
  • C. Anthony 7-19 (21 pts) 8 to’s
  • D. Granger 2-9 (9 pts) 4 to’s

Even ESPN has this to say (ranked #2 on their list):

ESPN: Ron Artest, Lakers: If you need proof of his work, hit play on the DVR and watch how he frustrated Carmelo Anthony on Sunday when the Lakers topped the Nuggets. (Last week: 3)

  • http://www.myspace.com/626bones Lakers 24 7

    If Ron keeps this up, he definitely deserves it. It would be a shame if they give it to Dwight Howard, again. I mean, he’s a great player, but blocking a few shots and locking down a player are two different things.

  • lakerbunny

    ARTEST CERTAINLY DESERVES CONSIDERATION, BUT THE NEXT 21 GAMES (ONLY 7 OF WHICH ARE AT STAPLES) WILL BE CRITICAL! THE LAKERS ARE FIGHTING FOR THE BEST RECORD IN THE LEAGUE WHICH EQUALS HOMECOURT ADVANTAGE IN THE PLAYOFFS! IF RON’S DEFENSE HELPS THE LAKERS SECURE THAT THAN HE SHOULD BE A SHOE-IN TO WIN IT!\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ THERE ARE 487 TICKETS LEFT FOR NEXT TUESDAYS REVENGE LAKER GAME!!! GO TO LAKERS.COM AND CLICK ON THE TICKETEXCHANGE BUTTON OR GO TO TEAMEXCHANGE.TICKETMASTER.COM AND CLICK ON THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS LINK! THERE ARE 303 TICKETS FOR THE GAME THAT FOLLOWING FRIDAY FOR RAMBIS’ RETURN! 349 TICKET LEFT FOR THE WASHINGTON BULLETS ER GUNNERS! 330 FOR THE FOLLOWING FRIDAY VERSUS UTAH! THERE’S STILL 627 TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR THE LAKERS FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT ON APRIL 13, THEY HAVE SEVERAL GIVEAWAYS THAT NIGHT FOR SEVERAL SEATS/SECTIONS WITH MANY VARIED PRIZES! ONLY 7 HOME GAMES LEFT AND PLAYOFF PRICES DOUBLE!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1460601006&ref=profile OaklandLakers

    If Ron Ron keeps this up there’s no arguing he’s in contention for DPOY but can’t give this to him just for a this strong defensive rhythm/streak as of right now. Too bad awards aren’t given at the seasons end or after towards the end of the playoffs.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1460601006&ref=profile OaklandLakers

      Curious to see how the coaching staff but more so the training staff prepares Ron’s body for the playoffs and championship.

  • http://57.amklac REALITY

    FOR 2 GOOD GAMES

  • mehh