I'm going to start demanding advertising stipends from KHTK's Carmichael Dave, but he's created quite a niche with his continuing Radio Ron-Ron segments.
I believe there have been three appearances now, and the Kings small forward has been begging his way back on the air because he's having such a good time. Go here for Artest talking on nearly any topic you can think of, and enjoy what is a candid peek inside his world. He even analyzes his interview with Kobe Bryant on Fox's Best Damn Sports Show Period and refutes the Lakers star's claim that he would have no trouble taking Artest to the hole at the end of a game.
What's more, Artest is on again tonight around 9 p.m., where he'll interview the one-and-only Spencer Hawes. There's more to come next week, as Ron will put his interviewing skills to the test even more. He is tentatively scheduled to interview ESPN's Marc Stein and Jim Rome. Having already made a recent appearance on Best Damn, he's going on Rome's show next week as well.
I e-mailed Artest about his media endeavors, and he said he's looking to expand his repertoire beyond the hoops and hijinx talk.
"I want to do other sports and other fun things," he wrote.
- Sam Amick