http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuEFxWVUkTQ

One of the smartest things you can do when your team is 24 seconds away from going down 0-2 in the second round of the playoffs is to clothesline a 5-foot-3 guy. So smart that the Mavericks knew it was coming, with their coach going so far as to warn the players in the huddle that something was going to happen. A little too smart, perhaps.

J.J. Barea is just lucky that Artest doesn’t have a Lex Luger arm plate, otherwise he’d be knocked out cold and have to give up his cruiserweight championship belt. Crisis averted.

Comments (10)

  1. You can take the RonRon out of Queensbridge, but you can never completely take the Queensbridge out of the RonRon.

  2. All joking aside… how clever of basketball coach do you have to be to be able to predict unsportsmanlike outbursts in ensuing plays such as this one? Once Rick Carlisle retires can be a profiler in some CSI unit. Or maybe it was Kidd that figured that frustrated Artest is a ticking bomb?

  3. By the way Artest was going for the Two-for-one Special…. Did u see Lamar holding his elbow after the collision?

  4. @ Stefan – I don’t think it was his elbow – I’m pretty sure Ron got him in the balls. Watch his left knee.

  5. @ Saul – I think you got it….. Anyway, mauling Barea is one thing, but Lamar? Maybe Phil told him to whack Odom for arguing?

  6. I don’t really want to see this series because I love both teams. First, I like the Mavs because of precisley Dirk and J.J. Then, I like the Lakers because I want them to three peat. But man after what Artest did… I don’t know.
    Oh and Artest definitely hit Odom.LOL

  7. @ ricanns – You dont want this series….. to end I guess? :)

  8. LOL, Trey – Lex Luger – I believe it was called the ‘bionic forearm’.

  9. Looks like Ron can spend Game 3 polishing his citizenship award.

  10. He just heard that Steph Curry is gonna get the Sportsmanship Award nd got frustrated he was left out

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