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Lakers fine Artest for being tardy

Updated: May 30, 2010, 11:57 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- A day after being the hero in the Lakers' 103-101 Game 5 Western Conference finals victory over the Phoenix Suns, Ron Artest was asked what it felt like to go from the outhouse to the penthouse.

"I don't mind being in the outhouse. I don't mind being the goat. I don't mind being the villain [or] hated," Artest said. "I've been that my whole career, so it's not like it's anything new. I don't mind people jumping on the bandwagon or jumping off, I just focus on ...

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