I make no bones about my feelings for Ron Artest. One of my first posts when this blog was started concerned the bizarre joys of witnessing Artest in a business meeting setting. He's the only player in the NBA that I would pay to watch for 82 regular-season games. I even have a slight touch of sympathy for the fact that Artest caught all of the fallout from the Detroit mess despite the fact that a) supposed "bad boy" Ben Wallace was the whiny crybaby who set the whole thing off - and refused to let it die in a timely fashion, and b) Stephen Jackson was without a doubt the craziest man in the arena that night.
As part of his sentencing for the Palace melee, Artest was assigned community service. And in a predictably brilliant move, the city of Detroit declared that the way Artest could be of the most service to community was by speaking with kids. Seriously. The results are predictably awful, and Artest's quotes are stunningly awesome.
Thanks to need4sheed for originally posting the video.