Artest ‘Prime Candidate For ‘Dancing With The Stars’

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Ron Artest #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers gets ready to take on the Golden State Warriors on April 6, 2011 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (credit: Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Ron Artest #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers gets ready to take on the Golden State Warriors on April 6, 2011 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (credit: Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Royce Young -CBSSports.com

About a month ago, word came out that Ron Artest was in talks to join next season’s cast of “Dancing with the Stars.” It was mostly rumor and with his pending deal to go to England for soap opera and/or basketball work, it seemed a bit unlikely.

But DWTS insider Hines Ward says he’s hearing Artest is a prime candidate. Along with another NBA star: Dwyane Wade. Via Sports Radio Interviews, Ward was asked if he could verify that Wade would be on the show. He said:I don’t know, but I did hear rumors and his name did come up. I also heard Ron Artest too.”

So, yeah, that’s pretty huge news there. Something to definitely keep an eye on.

And if Wade joined the show, you can be sure no one in the NBA or media would give him a hard time about it. Nope, no way. I’m sure everyone would just totally ignore him wearing super tight pants as he salsas around a dance floor.

But you know who would be awesome on the show? Dirk. With his footwork and awkward style of moving, he’d totally kill it. And because it’s Dirk, nobody would probably say a thing about it.

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