On Wednesday, the Lakers’ forward made a statement that can’t be mocked by anyone.
In an effort to draw attention to mental illness in the U.S., Artest will auction off his championship ring and donate the proceeds to a mental health charity, reported NBA.com.
The Lakers star forward has openly acknowledged his own mental health struggles and even gave a shout out to his therapist in a court side interview after winning the title back in June.
Artest is also pushing for a Mental Health Schools Act to be incorporated in the public school system.
Artest to auction ring for charity (FOX Sports)