Artest goes blond for Lakers’ home finale

Ron Artest is finishing the regular season as just another

California blond.

The Lakers’ attention-seeking forward and reserve center DJ

Mbenga dyed their hair dark yellow for Los Angeles’ home finale

against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.

Artest is no stranger to hairy schemes. Last month, he dyed his

hair blond with the word for “defense” in Hebrew, Hindi and

Japanese carved into the back.

Mbenga appeared to have a star shaved into the back of his


Coach Phil Jackson said Artest and Mbenga were getting plenty of

grief from their teammates for their dye jobs.