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Ron Artest grabs the spotlight

The Lakers' colorful forward isn't bashful about enjoying his first NBA championship

Updated: June 23, 2010, 9:47 AM ET
By Sam Alipour | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

Throughout the summer of 2009, beginning shortly after his current team eliminated his old one from the playoffs, Ron Artest lived out of the same swanky Beverly Hills hotel, waiting to become a Laker, wanting to go Hollywood, racking up an insane room bill in the process.

And everyday, without exception, he lost his room key.

"But the staff is real cool about it," he told me at the SLS pool one July afternoon, two hours before Lamar Odom's wedding. "They always have ...

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