Saturday , Dec , 11 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Ron Artest: I can’t understand the triangle

In addition to a number of eye-popping comments, Artest admitted that he doesn’t understand L.A.’s triangle offense.

"See, I can’t really understand the Triangle [offense]," Artest said.

"There’s 1,000 plays in the Triangle. It’s such a challenge. I get so frustrated about it, I have to call my psychiatrist. So I just stay in my one spot in the corner. If I leave my spot, I get yelled at. Phil [Jackson’s] gonna say, ‘What are you doing over there?!?’ So I just don’t move."


HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Like Ron Artest, the triangle is complicated.

Players take years to get Phil Jackson’s motion system. Some never get it. However, they wouldn’t admit this to a famous ESPN scribe conducting a feature interview.

Artest would. This is why we love him. He says what he thinks. He says what he feels. He can’t and won’t censor himself.

Of course, the Lakers would like Artest to get the triple-post. However, they need his defence, especially come playoff time.

If he continues to lockdown opponents, the purple-and-gold will put up with his slips on offence.

–Oly Sandor.

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