Fans are remembering the Metta Sandiford-Artest quote after the 2010 NBA Finals today

Metta Sandiford-Artest in the first half at Arena on January 16, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.  Note to User: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is agreeing to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
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Even during the most serious moments, Metta Sandiford-Artest was always a character.

The former Los Angeles Lakers player had many memorable moments during his career, especially during his tenure with the Lakers.

It’s been a while since he played for the Lakers, but Sandiford-Artest is an admired figure within the franchise.

Today, fans are reliving one of his most iconic moments with the team.

After sinking a clutch 3-pointer in the 2010 NBA Finals, he lamented the fact that Kobe Bryant passed him the ball more than he made the 3-pointer.

Back in 2010, the Lakers won their 16th NBA championship with Kobe Bryant and Sandiford-Artest coming in clutch to help the team.

Two years prior to that series, the Boston Celtics swept the Lakers in the Finals, winning the 17th championship in franchise history in six games.

Kobe Bryant and co. Eager to have their revenge, the moment came in 2010.

With the Lakers up 76–73 and 1:04 minutes on the clock, Bryant passed the ball to Sandiford-Artest (who was run by Ron Artest at the time) and the small forward made a big triple.

It was a dagger for the Lakers, who won the game 83–79 to secure the 16th title in franchise history.

Sandyford-Artest isn’t the player he was at Indiana, a two-way threat who could be even better.

He never posted big numbers during that series, but in Game 7, he knocked down 20 on the Celtics, including the three-pointer that sealed the deal for the Lakers.

In seven games, he averaged 10.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals.

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