Burns includes a bright spot I admit I've missed:
It might not seem like a big deal, but Artest was on his best behavior this summer. The mercurial guard spent part of it touring Africa with fellow NBA players, where he impressed observers with his maturity and concern. The Kings hope it's a sign that Artest has put his difficulties behind him and that he's ready for a season without controversy.
The world hopes it's a sign that Artest has put his difficulties behind him. We've all seen enough Bad Ron-Ron, and everyone appreciates Good Ron-Ron. Hopefully, Good Ron-Ron can continue to come out and play.