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From a mercy mission in Kenya, Artest responds to latest suspension

Originally Published: July 16, 2007
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

It took a day for Ron Artest to react publicly to the news that he's been suspended by the NBA for the first seven games of next season.

Reason being: Artest had to be tracked down in Kenya.

In the latest surreal twist in a career filled with trouble and disappointment, Artest was on an African goodwill mission when he received official word of a suspension that the Sacramento Kings have been bracing for since Artest pleaded no contest in May to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge ...

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