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UK team entices Ron Artest

Updated: August 11, 2011, 3:16 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

The Cheshire Jets are offering to help Ron Artest grow his off-court profile in the United Kingdom as a means of enticing the Los Angeles Lakers' swingman to play with the British Basketball League club this fall in the event of an extended NBA lockout.

Jets director Peter Hawkins told ESPN.com Thursday that his team, in an attempt to offset the monetary limitations it faces compared to clubs from bigger leagues in Europe, will try to get Artest prominent TV work in England, should he agree ...

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