S_knight8 2012-02-27 08:08:02
An ESPN reporter and cameraman attended Wednesday’s game against Atlanta and
Thursday’s practice to gather information for an “Outside the Lines” feature
The questions were familiar and stale to a team that endured a firestorm
when Artest was benched for two games after asking for time off.
How did the team deal with the distraction? What kind of teammate is he?
Were any lessons learned?
Artest smiled his way through the interview after Wednesday’s game,
admitting he can be difficult but stating he loves playing for the Pacers
and wanted to focus on the good things. He tossed in a few more promos for
the upcoming release of the recording he produced for his group, Allure.
Stephen Jackson complained about the line of questioning in the background.
Jermaine O’Neal showed more frustration.
“What do you want me to say?” O’Neal said. “You guys keep digging, digging,
digging. How about you guys report that we’ve played with seven guys all
year? Nobody’s talking about Indiana. But we’re 6-2. Why don’t you guys
report that we’re playing with six of our main guys out? Let’s talk about
the Indiana Pacers as an elite team, a team to be reckoned with.”
Pdx_blazers 2012-02-27 08:08:13
Maybe they should have gone to tonight’s game in Detroit instead.
It looks like that number will soon be going up to eight or nine.
Jslater 2012-03-06 15:19:27
Well, I’m guessing after the Pistons game last night, this controversy
will continue to be “kept alive.”
And for the record, fans should NEVER EVER throw things at players,
but players should NEVER EVER go into the stands.–Joe
John poutr 2012-03-10 10:23:12
I agree 100% but I can understand why Artest went in the stand. Not
agreeing but I can understand why. First mugged by Wallace, Artest still
kept his cool but then when he is trying to keep calm, gets hit by a fan for
zero reason. Unbelievable…