Overjoyed Ron Artest can’t believe he just beat that fan to death

June 19, 2010 by  
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With purple and gold confetti raining down on him, an elated Ron Artest embraced his teammates before fatally beating a fan in celebration of winning his first NBA championship.

“This is just an incredible feeling,” said an emotional Artest, who hit a clutch three-pointer in the win over the Celtics before killing a man in a fit of unbridled joy. “I’m really, really just enjoying this. It’s one thing to get my first ring, but to beat someone’s ass like that, it’s unbelievable. Just an incredible feeling.”

According to several reports, Artest continued celebrating the Lakers’ victory in the locker room by pumping his fists into the air while throwing chairs at his teammates.

Great moments in 'typical Philly fan' history: The Palace incident

July 29, 2009 by  
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The beating death of a young man outside of Citizens Bank Park has once again spurred talk of how dangerous and uncivilized Philadelphia sports fans are for whatever reason.

To further augment this list of rude and crude behavior, PhillyGameday.com would like to introduce a new featured called Great moments in ‘typical Philly fan’ history where we’ll take a look at some great overlooked moments from the past involving Philly fans and their outrageous and uncontrollable behavior.

First up is the melee at The Palace of Auburn Hills in  November of 2004. Few people are aware that the incident even had a Philly connection, but according to many sources, Philly is the only place on this here planet to find hooligans. So if something bad happens, the culprit must be from Philly.

After throwing back drink after drink for the entire game (per Philadelphia fan code of conduct), notorious Philly fan Mike Ryan decides to throw his remaining cup of Coors Light at Ron Artest, which incites a riot between the fans and players.

“I was in town on some business and decided to catch a Pistons game,” said Ryan, a professional derelict from Pottstown, PA. “I was enjoying a great game, but then my Phillyness kicked in and I couldn’t control myself. I just had to start some [expletive]. It’s just something we’re born and bred to do I guess.”

Editor’s Note: I would like to extend my condolances to the family of the slain David Sale, the victim of the unfortunate incident outside of Citizens Bank Park last week. I would also like to extend condolances to the Johnson family, the Eagles organization and anyone else that felt the loss of the great Jim Johnson yesterday.