Perhaps Ron Artest spoke too soon in promising a resolution to the protracted negotiations between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, but he’s pretty lucid on most other points following the Lakers’ 139-137, triple OT defeat of Phoenix last night. Artest’s steady transition from national pariah to almost universally-beloved quote machine could serve as inspiration to any number of public figures, though it remains to be seen if Yngwie Malmsteen is ready to embrace the sort of life changes that would make such a transformation possible.