In 2007-2008 NBA Finals, the Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Boston Celtics in six games, leaving Kobe Bryant short of his fourth championship. A report came out that while Bryant was in the shower after the game, fuming from the loss, a certain someone decided to abruptly walk in on him. Leave it to Metta World Peace, then known as Ron Artest, to pull a stunt like that.
“I want to come help you,” Artest said. “If I can, I’m going to find a way to come to LA and give you the help you need to win a title.”
To this day, Bryant still has no idea how Artest even got in the locker room that night. But let’s just say he wasn’t kidding around.
The following season, the Lakers ran into the Houston Rockets, the team Artest was then a part of, in the Western Conference Semi-Finals. Artest had an enormous role in bringing the Lakers to seven games, averaging a solid 15.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.2 steals per game during that series, all while sticking one of the NBA’s greatest sc...