Thursday, November 18, 2010
Ron Artest Wants To Try Football After NBA Days Are Done
You gotta love Ron-Ron. Per this story seen over at cbssports.com, Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest wants to take a shot at an NFL tryout when his contract with the Lake Show is up. Here are some of his quotes from the story:
“God willing, after my NBA career, God willing I’m still athletic enough – which I’m trying to take care of my body as best as possible and be prepared for this day, for this tryout of an NFL team,” Artest said. “... It’s a fantasy of mine. It’s an opportunity because I’m athletic. So if that fantasy can be fulfilled, and if it’s something that can really be reached as far as a goal, I’m going for it.”
The 31-yr-old Artest won an championship with the Lakers last season and his contract is up after the 2013-2014 NBA season. Artest is already built like a defensive end and he keeps himself in good shape, so maybe he can pull it off. He has good footwork on the court and is a pretty tough character. Artest wouldn't be the first basketball player to turn to football, as San Diego Chargers start tight end Antonio Gates played forward for Kent State before successfully giving football a try.
We'll have to wait and see.