At least now Ron Artest has plenty of time to work on his music career.
The NBA has handed down the suspensions in the Pacers-Pistons brawl and commissioner David Stern has sent a forceful message. Pacers forward Ron Artest is out for the rest of the season while teammate Stephen Jackson is out for 30 games and Jermaine O'Neal for 25. Detroit's Ben Wallace will miss six games. In total, nine players have been suspended for 143 games.
Do the punishments fit the crime? Was Ron Artest unfairly singled out? Are the Pacers playoff hopes shattered? Cast your votes now.