Ron Artest tears up after Celine Dion concert

A random pairing.

Who would have ever thought that Los Angeles Lakers star Ron Artest would have such a soft spot in his heart for Celine Dion? While on a break from basketball (which could be a very long break considering that the NBA is currently in lockout mode), Artest paid a visit to Las Vegas to catch a show from the “My Heart Will Go On” singer, and even went backstage to snap the photo to the left.

In addition, Ron also posted the following message on Twitter about seeing the concert:

“Where are all my Celine dion groupies!!! Tweet me!!! I’m a groupie!!! … Celine made me and all my thug friends cry with the French song!!!! She cried!!! Wow!!!! She hugged me!! I got chills!!”

Considering everything that we have heard about Ron as of late (including his desire to change his name to “Metta World Peace”), it’s almost as if the guy is begging for a reality show. At this point, though, you have to give it to him — he’s becoming so ridiculous entertaining that he’s almost worthy of one.

Would you have ever imagined that a pro athlete would find so much to love in a Celine Dion concert?

Photos: Twitter

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