“He wants to stay with the Lakers for a couple of more years but if not, he wants to finish his career in New York if he can,’’ said Artest Sr., who runs his own kids foundation out of New York. ”He prefers the Knicks but he wouldn’t turn down the Nets. He wanted to start his career with the Knicks. That didn’t happen. This would be full circle. ’’
In 1999, the Knicks infamously passed on the former Ron Artest with their first-round pick to select Frenchmen center Frederic Weis.
“The Knicks wouldn’t even have to pay him a lot,’’ Artest Sr. said. “Let’s hope and pray it happens.’’
Tommy DeeStay tuned.