Road trippin' with Tru Wariers

Page 2 sent Sam Alipour on a road trip with Ron Artest and his entourage as Artest gave a rap concert at the University of Illinois.

Updated: October 6, 2006, 12:59 PM ET
By Sam Alipour | Special to Page 2

INDIANAPOLIS TO CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- You can learn a lot about a fella by the way he deals with stress.

Me? I suck down a smoke -- and then cut and run. Not Ron Artest. No, when Ron's number is called, the Sacramento Kings forward goes to the hole. Literally.

"It happens whenever I get nervous," Artest admits.

This is a peculiar yet telling statement. See, Artest didn't feel this way before walking the aisle and most certainly not before NBA contests, playing in the All-Star ...

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