Ron Artest aka Metta World Peace wants to do something during the lockout, he just doesn’t seem sure what he wants to do. Dancing with the Stars, Comedy tour, changing his name or playing with the Jets.
But not the New York Jets……………
Even though he doesn’t have a contract finalized, Lakers forward Ron Artest declared his intention to play for the British Basketball League’s Cheshire Jets.
“I’m definitely going to play for the Jets,” Artest said in a phone interview Thursday night. “I’m definitely going to play for the Jets.”
That brings near closure to a series of negotiations that Artest said lasted for two months and expects to finalize soon. At first, he remained wary about that possibility because the uncertainty on how long the NBA lockout lasts. His agent, David Bauman, wanted to seek insurance for Artest in case he was injured. But with the league and players union appearing to make little progress on a collective bargaining agreement, Artest said he asked himself one question: “I thought, ‘Where can I go to play ball and enjoy myself’ “
Surprised Artest hasn’t been signed by the Philadelphia Eagles, but I digress.