Artest fitting in fine with L.A. ... for now
Never at loss for words, well-traveled forward is hearing good things from Lakers fans
All it took was an entire regular season, 17 playoff games, one winning basket and a trip to the NBA Finals for Lakers fans to embrace Ron Artest at last.
You could hear it in the final two minutes of the Lakers' Game 1 victory over the Celtics, when Artest found himself alone behind the 3-point arc and the crowd offered encouragement.
"Shoot it!" the fans started to yell. "Shoooooooooot!"
So he did. And he made it. And there were even louder cheers of approval.
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