Old friend, Ron Artest has been haning around Indy since the season finished. Reports of his workouts at the Pacers practice facilities have even spawned basesless rumors/fears that Ronnie may want to come back home, again, to play in Indiana. Monday afternoon he took some time to give back to the community and spread a positive message to kids at the Mary Riggs Community Center. Sounds like it was one of those 'do as I say, not as I do' type of inspirational messages.
"Outside of family and God, education is the most important thing," he told the campers. "... I still make mistakes, but rather than put my head down, I try to get better the next day."
Ah, it's always fun trying to analyze the thoughts and actions of Ron Ron. Was today's event straight PR? From the publicists point of view, no doubt. But Ronnie probably has a genuine desire to do right by the city and while he'll never be able to undo the damage he inflicted on the Pacers, bringing a little love to the kids at least let's him make a positive impact on the city.