Top Leaderboard, Site wide
Shop the Truthdig Gift Guide 2014
December 22, 2014
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
Sign up for Truthdig's Email NewsletterLike Truthdig on FacebookFollow Truthdig on TwitterSubscribe to Truthdig's RSS Feed

Get Truthdig's headlines in your inbox!


Loss of Rainforests Is Double Whammy Threat to Climate






Truthdig Bazaar more items

 
Ear to the Ground

‘Crazy’ Ron Artest Is a Mental Health Star

Email this item Email    Print this item Print    Share this item... Share

Posted on Dec 9, 2010
Lakers / Jason of Beverly Hills

The Lakers forward is known for his antics—such as showing up to a talk show in his underwear—but he’s becoming famous for talking about an issue that is often concealed: mental health. Artest is funding therapy and mental health awareness through the sale of his championship ring and possibly the donation of his entire $6.79 million 2011-2012 salary.

The NBA champion has already raised enough with his ring raffle—nearly half a million dollars—to hire eight school therapists, he says.

He will reveal July 1 what percentage of next year’s paycheck he plans to donate. He says he might give away the whole thing.  —PZS

 

ESPN:

It takes a dedicated 0.1 percentile-type of person to consider giving away a large percentage of the $6.79 million he is contracted to make next season.

“Either all or some,” Artest said about his donation plans prior to the Lakers’ game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday. “You’ll know July 1.”

Read more

“I definitely want to thank ... my psychiatrist.”

More Below the Ad

Advertisement

Square, Site wide

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

By Shirley DesGusted, December 13, 2010 at 9:39 pm Link to this comment

Can you tell us exactly which county that is, so I can move there when I get laid off
next time?

Report this
PatrickHenry's avatar

By PatrickHenry, December 9, 2010 at 6:54 pm Link to this comment

Its enlightening to hear news of this kind of positive human largesse instead of wars, leaks and man made diasters.

Report this

By L2k4FC, December 9, 2010 at 6:01 pm Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Crazy…..like a fox.

Report this
 
Monsters of Our Own Creation? Get tickets for this Truthdig discussion of America's role in the Middle East.
Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
 
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 
 
 

A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Zuade Kaufman, Publisher   Robert Scheer, Editor-in-Chief
© 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.

Like Truthdig on Facebook