Originally posted by 49ersalldaway126:
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Originally posted by socalfan21:
Does anyone want us to drop Ariza for Artest.... I'm slowly pushing for it. Although if Ariza comes back I will still be ecstatic
Artest is a huge upgrade over Ariza (offensively and defensively). Lakers don't even need to bring Odom back if they were to sign Artest.
no id rather have odom over artest and ariza over artest he thinks hes superman and just shoots the ball way too much defensivly i would like him but not his offense
He shoots the ball too much because there were few shooters in Houston. That will not be the case in LA. Plus, if anyone can handle players like Ron Ron, it's Phil Jackson. But, at the same time, I am not sure if Kobe will like another strong personality in the locker room.
But one thing you can't deny about Ron Artest is, wherever he has gone, his team has over-achieved with him. Kings did few years ago, Houston did it this year, and had it not been for injuries and the brawl, I am quite certain Indiana would have made it to the finals couple of times. And, in the end, that is what Kobe is looking for.
Btw, I applaud Kobe for not opting out and demanding close to 30mil a year. He very well could have.