Indiana Pacers forward Ron Artest said Wednesday that he asked coach Rick Carlisle for time off because of a busy schedule that included promoting a soon-to-be released rap album, which led to his two-game benching.
The guy has gone over the deep end. I'm sure making a rap album (this one is bound to be worse than Shaq's) is tiresome. I'm sure that you'd need a few extra naps during the long sessions at the recording studio. I'm sure that he might even need to worry about exhaustion causing health problems. But to be benched at your day job.
Artest has some balls. I mean, really, asking to be benched for up to a month because of the exhaustion. It's clear that he has no respect for his team, his coach, or the game. Perhaps he should get out of his contract and pay whatever penalties would be due. Indiana should send this moron out of their state.