Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Unbelievable story out of the Sacramento Bee (via DBB and D-Spin) that newest Best Damn Sports Show Period interviewer Ron Artest wants to step up his interviewing game. It was Kobe first, but now he wants to interview the Pistons fan that threw the beer on him back in 2004....
You thought Ron Artest interviewing Kobe Bryant was interesting? Get this...Now that is something I'd watch. The two parties involved in one of the most insane interactions between players and fans sitting down to talk to one another. Don't look now but BDSSP is looking rather good these past few weeks. The show was long rumored to be cancelled this Spring, but after some much needed tooling I think it's found it's direction.
As the continuing radio career of the Kings small forward continues, Artest is now hoping to interview the infamous John Green of the 2004 "Malice at the Palace" brawl. The Pistons fan is the one who hurled a plastic cup of beer at Artest as he rested on press row on that Nov. 19 in Detroit, sparking the bolt into the stands and yadda yadda yadda.
You know that story well, but this is something new and so very American if it comes to fruition. Apparently, Green has already been tracked down and appears to be on board with the plan. No date has been set, but the buzz grew enough that Fox's Best Damn Sports Show caught wind of it and wanted Artest to do the interview in their LA studio. Artest, who has grown so comfortable in the studio of KHTK's Carmichael Dave as his unofficial co-host recently, wants to do it in "his" house and Best Damn may be sending a video crew to capture the magic.
Artest to interview brawl instigator? (Sac Bee)
This is just weird (Detroit Bad Boys)
Ron Artest Is Taking This Journalism Business Quite Seriously (Deadspin)
Newest BDSSP Hire Ron Artest Interviews Kobe (Awful Announcing)