Thursday , Jan , 21 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Ron Artest: LeBron James Was Happy to See Me Go West

 “Me and Paul, we’ve had tons of battles over there in the East when I was on Indiana [Pacers] — even me and LeBron when I was on Indiana. When I left for the West Coast, I kind of think both of those guys were kind of happy to see me go.”    

Happy, huh? OK. So does that mean James and Pierce will be happy to see Artest on this trip?    

“I think they are,” Artest said. “They are competitive. That was five years ago. This is a new day so now I think they are ready.”