Ron Artest's Basketball Diaries
Is there a gadget you can’t live without?
My iPhone. I need my phone, e-mail and music all in one device.
What products are currently on your bathroom shelf?
Lotion, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant and my iPhone!
What are you currently listening to?
I listen to the World Wide Warriors, and I’m listening to Shin Shin—she is from China and will be coming to America soon.
Describe your style.
I like Carhartt, Dickies, loose-fitting jeans, crisp white T-shirts and Mets hats—preferably the ones made by New Era. And I really appreciate the styles that come out of New York.
Where are your favorite LA spots to dine?
Koi Restaurant and the Geisha House. Koi Restaurant has great sushi and tuna, and Geisha House has delicious lamb chops.
What is your favorite place to shop in LA?
The Apple store
When you travel, what is the one essential item you always take with you?
I always take my iPhone, because it has all my music, and I keep my beats on my phone as well because I record music when traveling.
What’s your preferred method of transportation?
I actually prefer to travel by cab. It’s the easiest way to travel, and cabs are in every city you go to. Hopefully it’s a hybrid cab. I also like traveling by train.
If someone gave you $10,000, how would you spend it?
I would give it to a homeless person.
What book is on your nightstand?
I currently don’t have any books on my nightstand, just a lot of magazines.
Where is your ideal vacation destination?
Always the Bahamas—I love the Bahamas! I prefer to be on the sand. Now that I’m in LA, I spend a lot of time at Venice Beach and Manhattan Beach.
What’s your favorite LA neighborhood and why?
I grew up in the ghetto in New York City, so when I have time, I like to drive around Beverly Hills and see all the mansions. It’s kind of cool being from the ghetto in New York and now being able to see Beverly Hills.
What’s your fondest memory of LA?
Jack Nicholson sitting courtside and watching the Lakers’ games. Jack is always there supporting his team—he has been since I was playing for Chicago. I think he’s the greatest Los Angeles fan of all time.
Do you have a motto you live by?
Give 100 percent, and do the impossible!
PHOTOGRAPHS BY JAMES DEVANEY/WIREIMAGE.COM
Fashion shoot: December 2013 issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine.