Insurance issue arises for Ron Artest

Updated: August 23, 2011, 11:07 PM ET

Ron Artest may want to play for the British Basketball League's Cheshire Jets, but his agent said the team hasn't offered the Lakers forward any insurance, according to the Los Angeles Times.

That poses a "major problem," said David Bauman, according to the paper. "(The deal is) still on the table. But again, this insurance thing is a significant and a serious obstacle for any of the NBA players."

A lack of insurance could prevent Artest from joining the team overseas. Bauman ...

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