SAN ANTONIO - Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest looked like a runaway freight train as he slammed into two fans sitting in the front row of San Antonio's ATT Center during the recent Los Angeles Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs game.
One of the fans identified simply as "Coffee Bob" was just barely sitting down in his expensive front row seat when he and another fan were both slammed back into the third row by the 6 foot 7 inch, 260 pound Laker forward.
"Coffee Bob's" cup of coffee, his bag of popcorn, his plate of nachos, and his chocolate covered jalapenos spilled onto his nice looking white shirt and about three drops of coffee actually landed on #15 Ron Artest.
Ron quickly rubbed the semi-hot coffee off of Bob's head and told him that it was a good thing he wasn't drinking Chivas Regal, Wild Turkey, or Jack Daniels.
Bob reportedly responded by saying, "You got dat right bro!"
The Lakers called time out while Artest finished tending to the fan and had San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich bring him over a basketball so that he could autograph it and present it to Bob.
Lakers super star Kobe Bryant walked over and handed Bob a $100 bill. And Laker's coach Phil Jackson offered to fly him to Los Angeles and let him sit next to Jack Nicholson during one of the Laker home games.
The referees had the mop boys mop up the coffee, clean up the nachos and the chocolate covered jalapenos, and gather up the popcorn and play resumed.
During the rest of the game Bob was interviewed by four different sports reporters and a representative from Starbucks got his cell phone number and asked him to appear in an upcoming Starbucks commercial with Ron Artest.
The national publication USA Sunup is reporting that "Coffee Bob" will be appearing on Late Night with David Letterman, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Wheel of Fortune, and The Cooking Channel.