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Artest Will Be Arraigned Thursday

There was some speculation the DA would forego pressing charges, but that speculation was not good. Bad speculation. Bad.

Charges have been filed and Ron Artest will be in Placer County court tomorrow morning, as the Kings prepare for a night game in Phoenix.

I have absolutely no doubt Ron - a hero in his mind - is going to try to Kobe thing by filing down to Arizona after the court appearance. I hope Geoff Petrie and Eric Musselman have the sense to keep him in Sacramento for that game. I don't need to see 30 Ron Artest FGAs. My stomach already hurts, damn.

I assume Ron will play tonight, a home game against Minnesota. No official word yet, though.