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Ron Artest breaks up drunken fight on Hollywood street

Ron Artest

Los Angeles Lakers’ Ron Artest arrives at the 59th Annual BMI Pop Music Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., Tuesday, May 17, 2011. The songwriters and publishers of the most performed pop songs in the United States are honored at this event. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)


Ron Artest is really trying to live up to that citizenship award he got.

Artest was leaving a Hollywood club last weekend when he came upon a man and a woman about to get into a fight, according to

So Artest stepped in and broke it up. Because 6’7” 265 pound guys with minimal body fat can do that more easily than the rest of us. He did it without clotheslining anyone. TMZ has the video and spoke to everyone involved.

TMZ spoke with Artest who told us, “Unfortunately there was a situation at the club and some people had too much to drink, and got unruly and aggressive. I tried to diffuse the situation. Some people just don’t think clearly when they’ve had too much to drink -- it’s an unfortunate reality. “

Somewhere in Indiana and Detroit they are calling this ironic, but the Lakers forward was sober and did the right thing. So good on him. Most people would have walked on by, he did something about it.