It’s official: Ron Artest has signed with the Mon-Stars. The Lakers player signed a one year contract with the team paying him $800,000 space bucks with an opt out clause if the NBA lockout ends. Artest, soon to be Metta World Peace, will report to camp in one week.
The Mon-Stars expressed interest in Artest as early as May; however, the defensive-wunderkind was not sold. Many wondered if Artest would mesh with their mid-90’s style of play and racial hatred of all Toons. All agree this is great news for the Toon League, which has seen a stark drop in attendance since Bill Murray retired.
UPDATE: Lola Bunny will continue to coach the Toons from the sideline against Artest, her former fiance.
– Mike Sweeney