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>Artest’s Championship Ring Raffle Winner

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Ron Artest held a raffle for his 2010 NBA championship ring and announced the winner on Christmas night. All proceeds for this raffle went to Xcel University to help boost mental health awareness.

Tickets were only $2 each with a minimum purchase of 5 tickets.

The ring was won by Raymond Mikkael from Hawthorne, Calif.

Along with the ring, Raymond won:

  • Winner and a guest will enjoy an expense paid trip to Los Angeles where Ron Artest will present the Winner with his ring and where the Winner and their guest will enjoy premium seats to an LA Lakers Game. The trip includes the following prize items:
    • Two Premium Seats to an LA Lakers Game
    • Two night hotel accomodations at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills (single room, double occupancy)
    • Round trip coach air transportation from any international airport in the world (as necessary to attend the ring presentation and game)
    • A $1,000 allowance for expenses including meals and ground transportation
  • Winner will receive a cash prize in the amount of $13,007.50 to mitigate the Winner’s tax liabiltiy that results from winning the raffle. This prize is withheld and paid, on behalf of the Winner, directly to the IRS ($10,750.00) and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ($2,257.50){Link}

Ron Artest has been doing a lot in the community since joining the Lakers.

Picture credit: Celebrities For Charity Foundation

 

>LeBron Grinch Defeats Lakers For Second Straight Year On Christmas

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It was ugly the entire game.

Lakers lost for the second straight year on Christmas Day. Both games came against Lebron.

Good thing it’s only December and this game has no impact on how teams play in the playoffs. It would of been nice to beat the “Big 3” and the Heat.

Miami Heat can out shooting the entire game and the Lakers couldn’t recover. The Heat’s biggest lead of the game, 16, came in the 4th quarter.

Kobe struggled from the field only shooting 6-for-16 for 17 points. And Pau Gasol didn’t help with his worst first half of his career with the Lakers. He was 3-for-11 in the first half and finished 8-for-17 with 17 points.

The Big 3 combined for 69 points and Lebron had his 31st career Triple-Double.

Too bad Lebron can’t perform like this in the playoffs or else he’d have a championship.

The second straight blowout at home this week for the Lakers. Phil Jackson will fix this before the playoffs start. Do Not Panic!

Box Score: Lakers 80 Heat 96

Picture Credit: AP

 

>Merry Christmas

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I just want to wish all my readers a

Merry Christmas!

Let’s Go Lakers! Beat The Heat!

 

>Christmas Gift Ideas – Lakers Edition

>Christmas is around the corner. Here are some of the popular Laker gifts that can be purchased through the NBA Shop.

2011 Lakers Girl Calendar
$14.99 {Buy Now}

License Plate Frame
$19.99 {Buy Now}

Comfy Slippers
$24.99 {Buy Now}

Comfy Shoes
$29.99 {Buy Now}

Iphone Case – $29.99 {Iphone 3} {Iphone 4

Deluxe Folding Chair
$34.99 {Buy Now}

SkullCandy Kobe Bryant Hesh Headphones
$49.99 {Buy Now}

Check out the Dodgers Edition for more gift ideas.

 
 

>Christmas Gift Ideas – Dodgers Edition

>Christmas is around the corner. Here are some of the popular Dodger gifts that can be purchased through the MLB Shop.

 
Iphone/BlackBerry Phone Cases – $19.99 {Iphone} {BlackBerry}
 

Car License Plate Frame – $19.99 {Buy Now}

Laptop Sleeve – $22.99  {Buy Now}

Comfy Throwback – $24.99 {Buy Now}
Lamp Desk – $27.99 {Buy Now}
Watch & Wallet – $29.99 {Buy Now}

ProToast Toaster – $34.99 {Buy Now}

Flak Jacket XLJ Sunglasses Oakley – $129.99 {Buy Now}

Check out the Lakers Edition for more gift ideas.

 
 

>Kobe Takes Role As Grinch This Christmas

>Wade, Lebron, Bosh and the rest of the “great” Heat team are coming to Staples Center this Christmas to play against the Los Angeles Lakers. At the beginning of the season, this match-up was one you wouldn’t want to miss. But now that we’re a month into the season, the Heat aren’t who we thought they were. They are struggling against mediocre teams and have a record of (8-6).

It’s a new role for Kobe and the Lakers as they will most likely be the fan favorites to win this game across the world. No matter what record the Heat have when Christmas comes around, everyone will still be tuning in to this game to watch Kobe, Gasol, Wade and Lebron.
The Los Angeles Lakers will appear in their 12th straight Christmas Day appearance.

There will be one difference with Kobe on this special day. He’ll be wearing these “Grinch” shoes when he steps on the court.

 Picture credit = marqueesole.com

I think these are hideous but if you want a pair for yourself then head over to Marqueesole.com. These can be yours for only $259.99