So, when he told CBSSports.com that he would like to embark on an NFL career after his NBA one, we took note.
We get more from CBSSports.com:
In an interview airing later this week on CBSSports.com, Artest revealed that he intends to try out for an NFL team when his contract with the Lakers is up after the 2013-14 season. Artest, who taped the interview at the Lakers’ practice facility on Saturday, his 31st birthday, already has divulged that he’s been training for a second career as a heavyweight boxer when his basketball days are over. Little did we know that there’s another professional sport Artest wants to try.
Then again, knowing him, of course there is.
“God willing, after my NBA career, God willing I’m still athletic enough – which I’m trying to take care of my body as best as possible and be prepared for this day, for this tryout of an NFL team,” Artest said. “… It’s a fantasy of mine. It’s an opportunity because I’m athletic. So if that fantasy can be fulfilled, and if it’s something that can really be reached as far as a goal, I’m going for it.”
Hey, if Ron Artest wants to try to play in the NFL, more power to him. Hell, we might be looking at another Bo Jackson but I’m pretty sure Bo was a little more sane.