This could be the kind of trash-talking that comes back to haunt.
Los Angeles Lakers’ newest high-profile acquisition, Ron Artest, is taking the team on his shoulders. He said Tuesday that if the squad doesn’t repeat as NBA champions, fans can feel free to blame him.
“They should,” he said. “That's exactly what should happen if we don't repeat. They won last year, and I'm the new addition. The fans expect to repeat. Everybody in L.A. expects a second ring. And if we don't, then yeah, they should point [their finger] right at me, throwing tomatoes and everything."