Artest Officially Signs w/ Lakers…

blame it on Shake July 8, 2009

…and you know what that means. It looks like we’ll be having a rematch with the Celtics in the Finals next year. But this time it will be us celebrating in LA (let the hating start now). I was definitely upset seeing Ariza jump ship to Houston. But once the official signing went down with Artest, those feelings quickly went away.

Artest, who played for the Houston Rockets last season, received a five-year deal worth about $33 million, according to his agent, David Bauman.

Artest will wear No. 37 next season, a number a fan suggested to help him honor Michael Jackson. Jackson’s Thriller album was the No. 1 record for 37 straight weeks.

Now all we need to do is lock down Odom and it’s a wrap.