Artest Opines on Jackson as Warriors Simmer



The dominant story line for the Golden State Warriors this upcoming season is the mindset of star player Stephen Jackson and his noisy wish to be traded. This weekend, Ron Artest, who demanded a trade out of Sacramento in a similar fashion, made some interesting comments about a comparison between the two.

"I know he's a friend, a good guy and a good friend," Artest said before an exhibition game in Los Angeles this 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."