10 Mayıs 2009
NY Times'ın Artest Haberi
He earned just three technical fouls in the regular season and no flagrants, while averaging 17.1 points and 5.2 rebounds for a team that won 53 games. "It was great, I just played basketball ... I looked at it at the end of the season, I’m like, ‘Wow, I made it a full season, first in a long time.’ I was really happy." He added, “I focused on staying in check; I focused on not letting anything bother me.” A week ago, when the Rockets eliminated Portland in the first round, Artest chased a loose ball into the baseline seats at the Toyota Center, once again finding himself surrounded by fans albeit friendly ones.