ron artest got suspended for the rest of the f-in season. good lord, i knew that the hammer was coming, but i didn't expect anything like this. i have a lot to say, but i don't have the time right now to commit everything to print, but here are two things that i can say quickly about this whole deal. 1) ron artest is a gigantic headcase. watch the video again, and see how he goes from calm and collected after a minor dustup with ben wallace to raging maniac in a matter of seconds. 2) the pacers are done. they go from a title contender to fighting to get the last playoff spot just like that. i'm not sure if the suspensions will hold up (i think they're too harsh if you were wondering), but not having o'neal and artest for the next couple of months is like the bulls of the nineties not having jordan and pippen. all that's left are a a bunch of dudes that were pretty good in college.
i think alfredo said it best, "the nba is saying, 'screw with business, and you're gonna pay, but you can rape as many people in the offseason as you want.'"