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The other part of the Artest e-mail (read below) included a request to call his agent, Mark Stevens. After doing so, this latest update took a turn that you all could have certainly seen coming. It went back the other way, of course. For all you fans who have taken the "let me know on June 30" approach, please ignore...

"They (teams) are coming after him, but at the end of the day, people make comments all the time, reporters like yourself," Stevens said. "But like I've said, the Maloofs have been good to Ron and to us and we want to try to do the same to them."

Any chance the agent and the athlete don't see eye to eye at the moment?

"We have a good working relationship; we see eye to eye," he said. "He knows that I have his best interests and I'll never not have his best interests."

So you're still planning for him to stay in a Kings uniform?

"As of right now, yes sir," he said.

Comical aside

Per Sactownroyalty, a Kings fan in Korea offers a hysterical spin (or a 100-degree turn, rather) on Artest's e-mail reference.

"I made a 100 degree turnaround." By my calculations, If he was heading north he's now on his way to the Warriors. ;p

by Kfan in Korea on Jun 26, 2008 1:32 PM PDT - Sam Amick

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