*For as hard as Ron Artest worked to earn his stripes last season with the Lakers, he is planning to auction off his first championship ring. The auction will raise money for mental health counseling schools.
If you remember, the Laker mentioned at the end of the series championship game that his psychiatrist helped him relax during the playoffs. But he has a history with mental health and would like to give back.
“I’m still searching for that first ring. I’m not going to have a ring, and I really do want a ring,” Artest said recently. “This one was on the house. The next one, I guess, you could say, is on me.”
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