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.
Thursday night on TNT at Arco, the Celts play one of the two teams in the league that they don't match up with at all (Dallas is the other), but with a 4-1 record on a 6 game Western Trip, this game will be played with house money.