Friday , Mar , 05 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Ron Artest: To Everybody, Beware

Overall, though, Artest sang a pretty cheerful note, even though the Lakers lost. He has an incredible 16 steals in his past three games against Carmelo Anthony, Danny Granger and Dwyane Wade. (Artest played a few shifts guarding Quentin Richardson but spent nearly his entire Thursday night on Wade.) Artest expressed excitement about just how quick he’s feeling post-plantar fasciitis and at a lighter weight suggested by Lakers trainer Gary Vitti.

“I’m feeling really good; I feel really, really positive,” Artest said. “I’m just happy that my feet are moving.”

He got left behind a few times by Wade, but Artest noted: “Not everybody’s Dwyane.” Artest suggested that if he could hang this well with Wade, imagine what he will do as the season moves on against anyone “who is not as quick.”

“Beware,” Artest said. “To everybody, beware.”