People afraid of Artest coming to town need to refocus their apprehension towards this lady:
"I'm heartbroken," she said by phone. "Peja's done so much for us. I'm a foreigner like he was, from India. He means everything to people like me."
If we see an effigy of Gavin Maloof hanging from a streetlamp in front of Morrison's, we should probably get the police involved.
Meanwhile, tonight's opponent may have bigger problems than us right now, as Ricky Davis, Mark Blount, Marcus Banks and Justin Reed is off to Minnsota for Wally Sczerbiak, Stockton's Best #1 Overall Pick Michael Olowokandi and D-leaguer Dwayne Jones. Picks were also exchanged.
I doubt Wally-World or Kandi-Man will be ready tonight, so it should be Artestamento verus Paul and the Kids. This could end up being a real ugly, sloppy game.
But who cares? I haven't been this excited for a game since... last week's Laker game.