48 Total Quotes

Ron Artest Quotes

I made myself into a franchise player there, but I kind of sneaked up on them.
Ron Artest
#Franchise

They both have a knack for making tough shots, and it kind of separates them from all the other players. They?re really quick, strong and can jump. So it separates them from all the other players that?s trying to get to where they are.
Ron Artest
#Kind

He made some good shots. It's just part of the game. I had some battles that I won and he had some battles he won. But tonight we lost as a team, so that is the only thing that counts.
Ron Artest
#Battles

It's a new team, a new beginning, jumping right into the fire, right in the middle of the season. I think I'm going to catch on really fast.
Ron Artest
#Beginning

We've been playing really hard at home and guys have been stepping up. Kevin stepped up again. We just need to bring this intensity with us on the road. I think we'll be fine on this trip as long as we play hard.
Ron Artest
#Home

When we are clicking on the offensive end, making shots, you get your teammates involved. That's what I was trying to do tonight.
Ron Artest
#Trying

I tried to do what I do. I tried to go out there and play defense. Fortunately, tonight it worked.
Ron Artest
#Defense

It's the first time in a long time that I've been complimented on my leadership skills. Partly it was my fault that I hadn't been complimented in the past. Maybe some people just weren't recognizing.
Ron Artest
#Funny

It feels like high school again. I had a really good team, and I was a much better leader. When I got in college and the NBA, I became selfish. Now, I'm back to my high school days.
Ron Artest
#School

It was just one of those games.
Ron Artest
#Games

If there was a fight between the fans who loved me or booed me, I think the boos would have won.
Ron Artest
#Disappointment

(The official) got in the way by mistake and the ball hit his foot. It was one of those games. We'll get it back, though.
Ron Artest
#Games

We've got to find energy in an arena that is not our own.
Ron Artest
#Energy

They should just give it to me. Guys are having 40 (point games), and they play against me and don't get nothing. I'm playing some good D.
Ron Artest
#Games

Has Bruce been playing good defense? I haven't really checked him out. Of course, he's a good defender, but I don't really know who's stopping this year.
Ron Artest
#Defense

It was good to get a win. All the games are tough right now. We came here to get a win. We worked hard and deserved to win tonight.
Ron Artest
#Games

I figure I have to do something else now. Rebound, play defense, get some assists. I'm going to take shots, but they are going to fall in crunch time. They may not fall as much as they used to, but they are going to fall, so I'm not going to be shy about shooting.
Ron Artest
#Defense

There are going to be a lot of road games coming up. I'm sure San Antonio is going to be ready for us, so we've got to come in there with a lot of energy and confidence. We're on the road this whole playoffs, so that's where we've got to win. We've got to make it our home away from home.
Ron Artest
#Games

We're on the road this whole playoffs, so that's going to be our home. When we do come home, it'll be that much better.
Ron Artest
#Home

It felt good to play in front of people again. They gave everybody good receptions, so I was happy.
Ron Artest
#People

It was really cool. I was back after the long suspension and they gave me an ovation. I liked that they were behind me. It's important that I go out there and do the right thing on the court and stay on the court this year.
Ron Artest
#Cool

That's going to be fun getting him back and playing with him. We need our whole team.
Ron Artest
#Fun

I'm going to continue playing hard and out of control, like a wild animal that needs to be caged in. I'll let the referees handle it.
Ron Artest
#Control

I was just trying to do what I do,
Ron Artest
#Trying

It's an adjustment because when I left last season, it was totally a different style than what it is now. I have to get my timing back and adjust to the new style of play.
Ron Artest
#Style

I'm looking forward to being bashed and cursed out. That's going to be a lot of fun.
Ron Artest
#Fun

I think when I got Defensive Player of the Year I was playing great defense. Last year when they implemented those new rules, I was still playing very good defense. I just have to get adjusted to the NBA style of play. It will be fine because I can still slide my feet.
Ron Artest
#Defense

I'm still going to be playing hard, out of control, just wild like an animal,
Ron Artest
#Control

I think more experience . . . my (jumper) is a little bit more wet, ... When I shoot it, it's so nice and pure. I'm more automatic.
Ron Artest
#Experience

Its fun. I still feel like a little kid, watching it on TV and following my favorite players. I'm still watching. But now I'm playing in it, so it's kind of weird.
Ron Artest
#Fun