This is, for sure, a must-hear segment from our boys over at AM570.

Ron Artest joined the Loose Cannons this afternoon in a very interesting interview. They discussed everything from Ron’s career, to the Lakers this season in the NBA finals.

They also mentioned how the City of Los Angeles would embrace him if he geared up next season in the Purple and Gold. He said he could make the difference toughness and defensive wise.

Give the interview a listen below…

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  • LANative

    DO IT MITCH!!! WE NEED DA TRU WARRIOR NEXT TO THE BEST WARRIOR!!!

  • Michael_23

    Wow the crew at Loose Canons area really pressuring him to come down here. LOL

    I’m sure Ron gets the message.

    He’s a very good skilled player but his mind doesn’t seem to be where he wants to be a Laker.

    What do you think guys? Sound off …

  • Michael24

    hes coming here for sure plz

    what kind of player watches lakers games live in la and in boston seriously artest we need you!!

  • shakobe

    he will be a laker, i saw him at some laker games as well so i think he is going to join us…

  • magicbalala245

    WE WANT RON CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP WE WANT RON. Bring him home Mitch let’s do it BRING IT HOME BABY FOR 08-09 trophy with Artest :)

  • thevoiceofreason

    [Comment ID #40975 Will Be Quoted Here]

    LOL They did a good job because I wouldve done the same thing. We really need to let Artest know that we want him in LA. The way to his heart is the fans and the players. He loves Kobe and Odom. Lets make him love us. GetArtest.com If thats not to much trouble LD2K.

  • ab17

    ahahaah he was dodging the damn questions
    bout coming over here throughout the interview

  • http://myspace.com/thaonlyrhom RD

    he thinks he can win with the kings….. MY ASS! this punk is only in it for the money and the “treatment”. FUCC TREATMENT! your getting old! come to LA and WIN RINGS!

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    GetArtest.com… I had a long summer last season. Don’t need another one this season… however… you gave me an idea…

  • magicbalala245

    WE WANT RON CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP. Ron is coming to a town near you. Ron Artest is destined to be a laker. He doesn’t sell his soul to those green bastards in Boston like KG. Ron = Defensive Player of the Year and one ring all he needs to do is opt out and come to LA

  • http://golakers golakers

    He says he would like to play with Lamar because he has known him since they were 10 years old. (That’s why he was following the team from coast to coast) He says he wants to play somewhere that he will be appreciated. I know the Laker Nation would appreciate a player of his ability. He would put us head and shoulders above the competition. My only concern would be his personality meshing with a very cohesive group. He’s very much an individual. But then again, Chicago won with Rodman!

  • lakerschamps08

    umm yea he says he wanna get paid and then says no he does not and back and forth… but he like LO a lot soo maybe we can get artest but have to keep LO???? i think we def want that…. but he kinda saying the rite things just that he says he lettin his agent handle some stuff… um fire ur agent and opt out and come to LA…

  • magicbalala245

    [Comment ID #40988 Will Be Quoted Here]

    LD2K what is that idea?

  • http://www.myspace.com/on3s3qu3nc3 123kid

    [Comment ID #40985 Will Be Quoted Here]

    hey but he did say it doesnt hurt to dream and martin luther king jr. had a dream and it came true! So maybe hez doin some kinda jedi mind tricks on tellin his agent, he wants L.A.!

    but it was super dope that he would love to compete against KG and never play along side with him!

  • lakerschamps08

    yup 123kid that was the best part of whole thing he sayin that kg talks sh!t when hes up 30 but when he loses no energy and no talk i mean its like that for most guys but still… ad he dont wanna play with him and that he wants to beat him ohhh yea hes a laker….

  • goodfella

    Get Artest

  • DCLAKER

    He’s just waiting to see if they trade LO ’cause if they do,goodbye Artest but THEY WON’T so……’09 Champs.

    Everybody on this should close their eyes and imagine Artest/LO/KB/Bynum/Pau holding up the trophy,DAMN!

  • http://andrewbynum.com Russel Westbrook

    were acting the same wa we did when we wer about to get KG

  • thevoiceofreason

    [Comment ID #40988 Will Be Quoted Here]

    Trust me man we all went through a long summer last year. Yeah hopefully Artest really know how much Laker nation wants him.

    Your idea should be good.

  • BringDFishBack

    PLEASE MITCH, DON’T DO IT. PLEASE.

  • http://thelakersnation.com/blog/?page_id=2373 Jonny

    all i know is if i was involved with the Kings organazation in any capacity, i would be very upset with am570, but even more so with artest.

    those of you who also follow european soccer, i would liken this situation to C. ronaldo being sought after by Real Madrid (through the press)

    its not the exact same situation, but still. .

    i’d be estatic if we got him though, especially if we were able to some how get rid of luke or vladdy at the same time

  • thevoiceofreason

    Keep Luke not Vladie

  • CD3

    i think it’s gonna be hard this summer. we dont want to expect again.

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    [Comment ID #41006 Will Be Quoted Here]
    Not even close.
    We know our guys WANT to be here.
    We know our guys WANT to get better.
    We know our guys WANT to represent their home country in the Olyumpics

    And most important of all, we know we don’t NEED a miracle to improve this team hahaha.

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    My fav part:

    It’s official now Ron, LA wants you, Ron Artest to be in the mix, there’s a lot of mad love for you.

    “Appreciate it, definitely appreciate it. I gotta thank God for even having the opportunity to be on this phone, without God wouldn’t be here talking to you guys having fun, so I definitely gotta give God all the glory for even having the chance for the city of LA wanting me there. It’s definitely much appreciated, definitely congrats to the Lakers, made it to the championship again. They didn’t win it but my boy Lamar Odom is on the team, I was just playing through him, I was living my life through Lamar this whole playoff series.”

  • lakersno834

    UMM.. About this time last year.. we were almost sure that KG or JO will be joining Us. uhh.. that never happened. So I will only believe it when I see it.

  • Nikko

    screw him! he’s old, too

  • magicbalala245

    We want Ron Artest right now!! Even when we were going for KG I was hype about hopefully getting him but not hype up like this I want Artest to don the Purple & Gold “there’s a lot of mad love for you”

  • Gasolina

    RON IS A LAKER $ LIFE. WE ALL KNOW HE WANTS TO BE HERE NEXT YEAR> RON QUIT LYING AND GET OVER HERE QUICK. WE NEED YOU!!!

  • laketown

    lol maybe we can move LO to PG

    hahahaa

  • Lakers 24 7

    WE CAN’T LET ANOTHER PLAYER THAT WE WANT GOTO BOSTON!!!!

    we let KG goto Boston, but we aint gonna let Artest goto Boston

    ARTEST TO L.A. 2008 OFFSEASON!!!!

  • magicbalala245
  • Sako

    [Comment ID #41023 Will Be Quoted Here]

    Why not? He’s a point forward, we’ve all seen him bring the ball down the court like a point guard many times. I say it can work out. Imagine a 6’1″ point guard being forced to guard Lamar. But I doubt it, if we get Ron Ron, we’ll start Derek Fisher, and Lamar will lead the bench mob.

  • DCLAKER

    Let’s not get our hopes up TOO HIGH,remember GETGARNETT?!?

    There’s a lot of fish in the free agent sea plus we more than Artest,so else do we get?

  • LANative

    i love how he hates Garnett as much as i do!

  • sh0wt1me

    They should have asked him about his involvement with PETA and the good things he has been doing lately, an obvious PR make-over for his upcoming FA. Instead he gets bombard by questions that can’t be answered. I mean make him out to be an angel so our biggest questions about him will be dispelled.

    ASK THOSE QUESTIONS WHEN HE OPTS OUT.

    nice going am570 lol

  • Shawn

    This is good he said h e would love to come
    Him on the wing with Kobe 70-12 08-09

  • osm0nd

    LD2k.. you have to, just have to make a getartest.com. I’m positive Ron will somehow hear about this website and see how much us Laker fans want him. I want him on the Lakers so bad it hurts!!

  • http://www.vladehasaposse.com Tim

    talk about a grade-a wash-up. haha. i’d love seeing ron in the purple and gold.

  • yellowpurplefever

    Yes Yes Yes! He does not like Garnett. He loves the spot light, limelight, and the stars. Did I say he hates Garnett. He is half way to L.A just that the salary is holding him back. $8.5 mil to $5.7 MLE. Malouf does not trade with LA period. Hartman did a great job with this interview. All we can do is dream.

  • Topher

    I don’t think it will happen. Inner conference.
    I like Odom and either Walton or Mihm for Shawn Marion.
    Same PPG, RPG, better steals, blocks FT% and 3%.
    LA needs D, toughness, heart and a SF that can shoot decent from 3.
    That and maybe a faster PG
    Then 3 straight titles here we come!

  • LakersFirst

    “I’d rather play defense” – R. Artest.

    The ball is in Ron Artest’s court. He holds the power. If he wants to come to the Lakers, and play with Kobe, Pao, LO, etc, all he has to do is opt-out of his current contract, which he can do this summer, and take the Lakers MLE.

  • Mitch4Pres

    getartest.com lets do it

  • GET ARTEST

    GET ARTEST LO could play point, it would be amazing…

  • http://andrewbynum.com Russel Westbrook

    WE ALSO ACTED THE SAME WAY ABOUT kIDD
    ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! ;-)

  • shakobe

    i say we get artest and trade lamar and vladi for baron davis? any takers??

  • shakobe

    then we can have

    davis
    kobe
    artest
    gasol
    bynum

    cause i have seen baron at the la games alot this playoffs as well artest and baron….

  • goodfella

    somebody said he’s old. kobe is older than this guy, the the f out of here with that. pj brown is a fossil and he out played all our big men. get artest. get someone like grant hill. LO should come off the bench for us. 6th man of the year. put your pride aside for a championship.

  • jay

    Look everybody, LO and Artest are homies, since they been 9 yrs old. artest is friends with Kobe. we can not Odom go.mitch needs to fix his mistakes of vlad rad and luke walton(i dont care about bball IQ, i car about heart and going to the rim and defense) WE REALLY NEED AND RICK FOX/DOUGH CHRISYIE TYPE OF PLAYER. if celtics can do it with perkins, i sure there is a player who can do the same things as him. so i say the only keepers on our team would be

    KOBE- HEAL UP
    FISHER
    ODOM- WORK ON SHOT AND DUNKING
    BYNUM- JUST STAY HEALTHY, DO WAT U DID LAST OFF SEASON
    GASOL- WORK OUT GAIN SOME MUSCLE
    SASHA- WORK OUT GROW SOME BALLZ
    TURIAF- WORK ON POST GAME AND JUMPER
    FARMAR- KEEP DRINING TO THE RIM, PASSING
    ARIZA- WORK ON SHOT

    PICK UPS:

    Artest
    haslem
    mike miller
    B.Davis

  • Shawn

    GetArtest.com!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Teporarly Seriously Lamar Odor is too incosistent

  • Shawn

    Hey TLN….. U Know you want to… GetArtest.com

  • Michael_23

    Kobe = Best offensive player in the league
    Artest = Best defender in the league

    Heck I’ll even put Bynum in there for defensive rebounds and offensive putbacks.

    Wow.

    Oh yeah we have Pau Gasol too. 20 pts 9 rebounds a game

    WOW.

    And Ron will come if LO is here: 14 pts 8 rebounds a game.

    Put LO with the bench mob. We’ll have a SICK bench.

  • lakers4lyfe

    ron says that he wants to be treated like he is one of the top five player. if he comes to la. hes gonna be behind kobe gasol and bynum…i dont think hes coming. lets be realistic. he wants to be the leader.

  • lakersdynasty09

    I think that when we get bynum back we should be fine..but Artest could help us out a lot!!
    GetArtest.com!!
    5peat on the way!!

  • daboss1849

    Boss says get artest now at any cost…

  • http://- Kobefan11

    Was GetJO.com launched by LD2k???

  • http://thelakersnation.com kb24 4life

    getartest.com

    ron will know about the name of the site,, if we dont get him, just change it back to TLN , plus, if we want ron, we cant trade LO , they are like best friends.. maybe fish,kobe,ron,pau,drew with LO with the bench mob,,

    or fish,kobe,ron,lamar,pau, with drew as the sixth man of the year,, but get artest… pleasee..

  • ab4sure

    This really should be an easy call. Artest is like a time bomb you don’t know when he will blow up. Perhaps he is like a world war II bomb that won’t explode anymore, we can only hope.

    Anyways, the most i would sign him for would be mle if he opts out. Trading for him Sac would want too much esp. after we “stole” a ship from them in 2002. Unless they want to take Radman I would would have to say…. NO DEAL!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.thelakersnation.com Fred A.

    Radmonivic/Walton/Newble 4 Artest/L.Wright anyday!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  • PGMVP

    getartest.com i want ron artest get him mitch.

  • PGMVP

    getartest.com i want ron artest get him mitch.

  • Rinnegato

    The people of LA wants you Ron!!!!

  • xtro

    GetArtest.com!!!!

  • http://andrewbynum.com andrew bynum

    [Comment ID #41065 Will Be Quoted Here]
    fisher just needs to work on speed and agility along with strength and conditioning. farmar and sasha need to work on defense

  • Daryl Imhoff

    If Artest opts out the Lakers have to go after him and put him in a Lakers uniform. If the Lakers don’t you can bet that San Antonio or one of the other contenders such as Phoenix or Dallas will. Artest is the Dennis Rodman of this generation. He brings what the Lakers need and Phil Jackson is the perfect coach to bring out the best in Artest. If your not getting better, your getting worse. I think the way the Lakers lost Game 6 can be turned into a positive, if it motivates the Lakers into making the smart moves that need to be made. GET ARTEST

  • DCLAKER

    Ok,we get Artest now who else?PIETRUS anyone,Azubuike anyone,Haslem anyone(just in case Artest doesn’t go through).

  • sK

    Ron – LA is a rappers / ballers dream. The City of Los Angeles is waiting for you Ron. I CANNOT wait to buy a new ARTEST Jersey… sick!

  • http://www.hard-wood.org/?cat=34 Billy Kupchak

    2 quotes that stood out from this interview that few from TLN have put any emphasis on:

    “I wanna be treated like a top 5 top 10 player in this league.”

    “I’d rather play defense!”

    If (keyword: IF) my father feels Ron Ron will become his next key acquisition, EVERYONE in Los Angeles needs to embrace him as a top 10 player in this league!

    The 2nd quote gives EVERYONE in Los Angeles to embrace him as such because we know that defense -or lack thereof- is what cost the Lakers a championship this year.

    BTW, Have a great summer break everyone & continue to sweat & bleed PURPLE & GOLD! :cool:

  • lakerfan

    [Comment ID #41062 Will Be Quoted Here]
    Finally some sense. Baron Davis in Laker gear would be unreal. But g-state will want a point in return. who do we give up? Farmar (youth) or Fish (experience)?

    Does Artest want a ring? It sounds like he just wants to get paid. Lakers won’t be able to afford him. The Maloofs treat him well so he won’t leave. Plus, if Artest comes and plays 4 then where does that put Gasol?

    I forgot what held up the KG deal. Was it because we didn’t want to let go of Bynum? We could have been at a Laker parade yesterday had we got KG.

  • http://myspace.com/sonicussj Whatsa

    GETARTEST.COM!

  • http://lakers.com Get_atest.com

    I LOVE AM570!!!!!!u guys r the best for convincing him to LA..

    WE NEED ARTESTTTTTTTTTTTTT

    TRADE=WALTON,MIHM, RADMONOVICH foR ARTESTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

    DO IT KNOW MITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Geloman

    Well he wants the most money he can get and we all know it. Sasha is going to seek the full MLE so we don’t get Artest unless Mitch does to Sac what he did to Memphis which I don’t see happening at all.

    Plus, it sounded like he was happy in Sac and the way the Maloofs were treating him.

    Not sure what the Busses and the front office can do to sway him.

    Frankly, it all comes down to money which the Lakers don’t have much of unless they trade Odom. But Artest wants to play with Kobe AND Odom so that kinda of defeats the purpose.

  • DCLAKER

    If Sasha walks….Richard Jefferson(without giving up LO)?

  • zekoid

    These LA radio guys are so pathetic.
    They’re basically pushing Artest to go to LA,
    albeit Artest’s gentlemanly acts and obvious professionalism.
    C’mon, you know that’s now how it’s done.
    They’re like Kobe bitching and whining.
    So funny.

  • http://golakers golakers

    Trade Kobe for Artest…..(just kidding). Most of the trade ideas just aren’t going to work. The only way we see Artest in purple and gold is if he decides this is where he wants to play next year. He has the choice to opt out or stay, or go to a different team for more money. I am with the majority, if there is any way to get him here, absolutely do it! Quiting on Lamar would all but end any chance of him coming. But when reality sets in and we look at those we have to keep, (Vlad and Luke), things really could be a lot worse. I don’t think either have given us their best yet. And if we have to keep them (contracts) then let’s just hope they step it up.

  • Parich

    Definitely get Artest to LA.

    Haha the Lakers had no answer for Pierce. Ya’ll should have seen the way LeBron DOMINATED Pierce. He was ripping the ball out of “The Truth’s” hands when ever he made a spin move.

  • junior

    lakers cant be stop all day evey day