- Jason Langendorf, ESPN Boxing
With the start of the NBA season only hours away, I'm as giddy as a schoolgirl. And come to think of it, I did need a good idea for a Halloween costume
BOLD PRESEASON PREDICTIONS
Indiana GF Ron Artest will win the league MVP and Defensive Player of the Year awards, bite the head off a live bat while covering a rap version of "Crazy Train" at halftime of Game 7 of the NBA Finals and lead the Pacers to the NBA title. OK, I'm moderately confident he'll do at least one of the above, but take this to the bank: Artest will produce like a fantasy first-rounder. He was ready to crack into the elite last season, and now he's put on more muscle (as if he needed it) and is ticked off at everyone. Scary.
16hBy Jackie MacMullan