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Friday, September 10, 2010

For Sale: Ron Ron's Ring for Sale

Ron Artest
Ron Artest gives his speech for mental health this week.  And while that is not the main news of this post (because we already talked about it) the real story is that he will auction off his beloved championship ring for the cause.

While it seemed that no one was more happy than Ron Artest with the win and title last season (I say that because of his GREAT postgame speech), the news that he would give up this precious medal because of how much the championship title meant to him.

Well,NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper reports:

Artest finally won a title in June after 11 regular seasons of trying ... and now he's planning to sell the championship ring as a fundraiser to put more psychologists, psychiatrists and therapists in schools.
"I'm never going to put it on," he said.
Artest plans to soon announce details of what he hopes will become a worldwide auction, and he takes possession of the jewelry in an Oct. 26 pre-game ceremony before the Lakers open against the Rockets. It's an incredible gesture. But it's even more meaningful as a statement.
"You work so hard to get a ring, and now you have a chance to help more people than just yourself, instead of just satisfying yourself," he said. "What's better than that? For me, this is very important."
So...do you think he'll have any regrets?