Ron Artest Takes Over ESPN The Magazine as Editor in Chief of the Revenge of the Jocks Issue


Ron Artest Takes Over ESPN The Magazine as Editor in Chief of the Revenge of the Jocks Issue

July 28, 2010
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Mag_Artest_CoverFresh off an NBA championship win, Lakers forward Ron Artest is still looking to accomplish more. One thing he can now check off his list: guest editing the fourth annual ESPN The Magazine Revenge of the Jocks Issue, in which The Mag turns over an entire issue to an athlete. In his story, “Under The Dome,” Artest delves a little deeper into his own head—like he usually does with his on-court opponents—by interviewing his toughest rival…himself. In the Q&A he asks (and answers): “When did it become about winning for you?”; “Now that you’ve won a title, do you still have any personal goals in the NBA?” and “Do you still want to play for Team USA?” In addition to being editor in chief for the day, Artest participated in interviews, photo shoots and meetings with staffers.

Plus… nearly 350 athletes share the advice that helped to shape not only their careers, but their lives as well. Including:
– Celtics coach Doc Rivers: “This is one I live by: ‘Experts are closed, beginners are open’ When you become an expert, stay open-minded…”
– Sparks’ Candace Parker: “My father told me, ‘Sometimes the best isn’t necessarily your best.’…”
– Retired NFL’er Michael Strahan: “When we were losing, coach said, ‘When you get sick of losing, you win.’ I don’t know if that’s advice or the most boring comment ever, but we eventually won the Super Bowl.”

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Also in ESPN The Magazine:

A Week In The Life: Samantha Stosur (Tennis)
Practices. Massages. Bad TV. The eight days leading up to a tennis major are Slam-packed for the No. 5 woman in the world.

If At First You Do Succeed …
…succeed at something else. That’s the philosophy of eight entrepreneurial pros. By Elena Bergeron

Back in Black (College Football)
Boston College LB Mark Herzlich isn’t going to let the cancer that stole his senior season stop him from fulfilling his potential. By Mark Herzlich, as told to Cal Fussman – Video
PLUS… A comeback like Herzlich’s isn’t as rare as you would think.

Editor’s Choice (NBA)
Our guest EIC was wondering: What motivates Sixers C Spencer Hawes? We were surprised by the question (and the answer). By Spencer Hawes, as told to Elena Bergeron


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