Ron Artest Breaks Up Street Brawl

Ron Artest Breaks Up Street Brawl

The NBA star intervenes in altercation outside of an L.A. nightclub.

Published June 1, 2011

Finally, Ron Artest is the peacemaker. The NBA star helped break up a fistfight outside of an Los Angeles nightclub.


TMZ reported that, shortly after leaving the club, Artest witnessed the brawl—between a man and a woman—on Hollywood Boulevard. After some maneuvering, the Lakers forward intervened, separating the two. Once he stopped the battle, Artest got into a waiting vehicle and went home.


"Unfortunately there was a situation at the club and some people had too much to drink,” he explained to TMZ after they caught up with him, “and got unruly and aggressive. I tried to diffuse the situation. Some people just don't think clearly when they've had too much to drink—it's an unfortunate reality. "


The female fighter did admit to being "wasted,” but insisted the other guy instigated the altercation.

(Photo: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

Written by Marcus Reeves


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