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Lasers1
06-03-2010, 10:01 PM
With Game 1 of the NBA Finals starting in just a few hours -- TMZ has learned two Los Angeles Lakers fans will be sitting courtside at the Staples Center ... on Ron Artest's dime.

The two $9,000 tickets were given away this morning in a contest on Power 106 radio in L.A. -- but the winners had no idea that Ron paid for them out of his own pocket.

We called Ron to find out why he shelled out for the seats and he told us, "Most of my fans can't afford the ticket prices to come to any of the games, let alone the Finals. I wanted to treat a fan to something they would normally never have access to, so they could feel like one of the stars for the night."

Ron added, "I feel like just a regular person at the end of the day, and I wanted to be able to share my first Finals experience with one of my regular fans."

Man, I love this guy. I don't get the hate for him, calling him a "thug", etc. Who else in the NBA would do something like this?

Wu-Massacre
06-03-2010, 10:05 PM
thread title makes it seem he bought like 30 tickets....i also dont know how much laker tickets are on the reg

Hardcore_D00d
06-03-2010, 10:06 PM
Ron is a good guy, in the lakers documentary he goes out with random people on the beach and plays football n shiit.

jujuB
06-03-2010, 10:07 PM
good move for the guy.

he's not that impressive on the court, but seems like a good person.

Tex24
06-03-2010, 10:08 PM
Didn't he give his $50k watch to some young basketball player from Asia or something?

edit* yep, $45k watch to a teen player from China

I'm liking him more and more

MusclePrime
06-03-2010, 10:09 PM
thread title makes it seem he bought like 30 tickets....i also dont know how much laker tickets are on the reg

9 gs for a courtside ticket in the finals.

crunchymilk
06-03-2010, 10:09 PM
good job ron man

Lasers1
06-03-2010, 10:13 PM
he's not that impressive on the court, but seems like a good person.

lolwut. He's may look awkward handling the ball, but he's still a great player

PHX04
06-03-2010, 10:13 PM
Did they go to Chris Rock and David Spade?

http://i48.tinypic.com/2d420j.jpg

Lasers1
06-03-2010, 10:19 PM
Did they go to Chris Rock and David Spade?

http://i48.tinypic.com/2d420j.jpg

I'm loling at all these photoshops of this gif in all the threads haha

Zirob
06-03-2010, 10:31 PM
He never did that for Rocket fans!!!

We didnt make it to the finals either..$18000 for a champions ring aint bad.