Ron Artest to donate 2011-12 salary

Updated: December 9, 2010, 3:27 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- For 99.9 percent of the players in the NBA, July 1, 2011 is circled on their calendars as the start of a potential lockout if the player's union and the league's owners can't come to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement before the current one expires on June 30.

For Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest, July 1 marks the day he will announce just how much of his 2011-12 salary he will donate to charities to benefit mental health awareness.

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