The media is making this bigger than it is.

ESPN: Ron Artest has made a point to make his inaugural season in Los Angeles as controversy-free as possible, stonewalling reporters time and time again when asked about his individual effort and turning the conversations to focus on the Lakers as a team.

Artest’s Twitter feed, @RONARTESTCOM, is a different story.

Late Thursday night, Artest’s account posted a string of tweets expressing frustration with Lakers coach Phil Jackson.

The first unedited tweet, posted around 9 p.m. PT, read: “Finally Phil Jackson didn’t mention me in media before talking me Now I can build on game 2. Hopefully he talks to me before the media.”

The next unedited tweet, posted approximately an hour later, read: “Ever since phil mention things about me in media before coming to me first I was weird . So every pray he can somehow close his yapper.”

At Friday’s practice, Artest would neither confirm nor deny that the tweets were his, even though his brother, Daniel, wrote on his own Twitter account, “Whoever hacked [Artest’s] twit page is foul,” hours later.

“I’m never upset at my coach,” Artest said Friday. Artest would also not verify his brother’s claim that the account was hacked either, saying, “You got to call him.”

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  • NBAmazingKB24

    don’t mess with PHIL :P

  • lakers are the bomb

    This trade is going to come back to haunt us.
    The guy plays ok defense horrible shooter. Can t even make lay ups.
    We got him instead of Ariza ? This is a bad choice.
    Now he is feuding with Phil.
    He needs to work on his game. Ron spend time on your
    game not hair colr and tweeting dude. Make a shot once in a while..or a lay up. Ypor all hype and no substance,
    Its no wonder you and O DUMB are friends you both have your heads in your ass.

    • lakerman1

      Are you some kind of idiot or only see what you want to see. Do you keep up with the news or just cry like a baby. If you kept up with the Ariza situation you would know Ariza chose to go somewhere else. He scoffed at the same offer they gave Ron. Get a life dude the lakers are ok. There is nothing wrong with a little feud to spark a fire under everyones ass. You are one of those nitwits who is going to beat the Ariza issue to death and keep bitching about every bit of negative news you here. Things are lining up perfect for the team to make it to Western Conf. This is who they are so root for the team or go sit in corner and suck on your thumb.

    • bostonSUCKS88

      get ur facts straight. it wasnt a trade

  • lakers are the bomb

    Look ass hole Lakerman1 Arizas agent blew the deal.
    How ever Ariza hired him. So Ariza blew the deal.
    My bitch is nobody got involved with the negoations to
    save the deal.
    Arrtest is a defense specialist who did not even make it on the defense team this season. HA.
    What do you have to say about that Arrtest lover laker man 1 .
    Your a asshole this forum is not to attack other fans its to express your opinion.
    If you need to find me my seat is sec 101 row 12 seat 1 and 2. Where do you sit ?

    • bostonSUCKS88

      Artest has done a very good job this year defensively. not making the defensive team was not his fault. all the lakers said he should have made it. get over that ariza situation, hes gone. we’re in great shape right now to repeat.

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    • yash

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