Artest nominated

Ron Artest wasn’t sure what to make of his selection by the basketball writers’ association as a finalist for the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award for his “tireless advocacy for mental health issues.” Said Artest: “I’m not sure what everybody else is doing, but congratulations to everybody who got mentioned. I’m not sure what everybody is doing in the community, but it’s cool. … I think I know the award. … I’m going to find out more tonight after the game or tomorrow and I’ll have more (to say).” The other finalists: Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic, Kyle Korver of the Chicago Bulls and Marcus Camby of the Portland Trail Blazers.