His bulky cast won't keep him from being a presence around the practice floor, though. And he made that clear Saturday, when he was spotted on the practice court at Conseco Fieldhouse with his bathrobe over his practice gear.
Artest, speaking publicly for the first time since the surgery, said the robe was a symbolic reminder to take it easy. So instead of running sprints, like he wanted to, Artest spent much of his time lofting one-handed jump shots on the auxiliary rims surrounding the practice court.
The scary thing about Ron: Considering Jayson 'I threw chairs at fans in the stands in college but I don't have a violent bone in my body, your honor' Williams, Chris 'Glug/Glug' Mullins and the Strip Club 5 from this year, Ron Artest might be one of the most socially adjusted people ever to play basketball at St. John's.
Saw this one from Staples Center, just before working the Clippers game. I groaned at yet another Kobe reference, but the others were all busy crying out for Shaq. He's missed here in L.A. and, at this point, we'd trade him for Kobe in a second.