Bah! Too bad that the Kings told Artest that they wouldn’t trade him plus he wants to retire as a King. Nevertheless, we as Laker fans can always dream for a Kobe and Artest combo. From LakersGround.net –
I heard it this morning on Fred Roggin and Simers Square. Near the end of the show, Fred told TJ Simers that Phil Jackson wants Artest. Fred said that Jeanie Buss had told him so. He went on to say that Phil Jackson is the only coach who can control such a player. Whether he can control Artest or not, that is not the issue, it’s weather we can acquire him. Do we really need another Rodman or Isiaiah Rider. Can we come up with a decent package. I think he would be a better fit and a better defender than Kwame.