Thursday, December 03, 2009

A new breed of hero: Ron Artest

We at Boston Irish really appreciate a good anti hero. The media often comes down so hard on those types, deliriously lampooning or harpooning them, whichever suits at the time. Every now and then one of those previously put-upon anti-heroes explodes out of his or her shell and enters a whole new level, a different stratosphere entirely.

Enter Ron Artest, previously known as the head-case who went into the stands after a fan at an NBA game

"I used to drink Hennessy … at halftime. I (kept it) in my locker. I'd just walk to the liquor store (near the stadium) and get it."

Oh, Ronnie, Ronnie, Ronnie. I suppose we should have guessed as much? Who knew Ron Artest and Kevin Millar, who famously downed a shot or two during the course of the ’04 ALCS, had this much in common? Is this going to lead to a new line of Ron Artest clothing, including t-shirts emblazoned with ‘He's not as think as you dunk he is’ on them? It’s pretty funny how Ronnie thinks the interesting parts of the story are where he kept the liquor and where he bought it. And not, you know, the fact that he was drinking during a game.

We can only look forward to part 2 of the interview: where he recycled the empties.

A new breed of slighty innebriated super hero


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