Fresh off the Los Angeles Lakers' 16th NBA Title, Kobe Bryant also celebrated his fifth ring.
But winning a title is a collective effort.
One of the key players for the Lakers' championship run this season was starting forward Ron Artest. Artest--who has had a wild career (Choke sign to Kobe and the Malice in the Palace) in the NBA--came to the Los Angeles last offseason for one dream: to win a championship.
It only took him one year to accomplish the mission.
In a season of ups and downs, Artest ended on the up. In Thursday night's Game 7, he scored 20 points, hauled in 5 rebounds and managed to have 5 steals.
And after the final buzzer rang, no one was happier than Ron Artest. He finally got his championship.
Here is a clip from the immediate post-game interview with ESPN/ABC's Dorris Burke. He quickly thanked his "hood" and his psychiatrist. Classic interview, believe me.