“The opportunity was unbelievable. I get a chance to play with Kobe, Michael Jordan’s my favorite player, Kobe’s probably the closest person to Michael Jordan, so I get to kind of relive that whole Chicago Bulls thing growing up, that was my favorite team. So, Phil Jackson, you got Kobe Bryant, you got myself at the three like Scottie Pippen, you have a clutch shooter in Derek Fisher like a Steve Kerr, you have Lamar Odom like a Toni Kukoc, it’s just fun, it’s a dream. I thank God so much to be in this situation, get a chance to win, playing with the defending champs, and I’m in LA ’cause you know I love the spotlight.”
During the inteview, Artest also joked (at least I think he was kidding) about sneaking into the White House, blocking Barack Obama's shot and running from the Secret Service. I'm sure the SS is laughing.
In other news, the Raptors have traded Carlos Delfino and Roko Ukic to the Bucks for Amir Johnson and Sonny Weems. No – you shouldn't care.