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Lakers' Artest on Stephen Jackson situation

Posted by Gary Washburn Globe Staff  October 18, 2009 10:49 PM

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LOS ANGELES -- Ron Artest demanded a trade out of Sacramento and played with Stephen Jackson in Indiana, so he may have a different perspective on Jackson's trade demands from Golden State and prickly attitude of late.

"I know he's a friend, a good guy and a good friend," Artest said before his Lakers faced the Clippers at Staples Center on Sunday. "But I am sure he's going alright. He just wants to win, that's it. They said he played yesterday so my guess is he's alright. For me (my trade demand) was ego. That's it. For Stephen, it's not that at all. I know that for a fact. For me it was more personal and egotistical and just being a bad teammate."



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