Artest, who played in Chicago from 1999-2002 says, "I used to drink Hennessy ... at halftime. I (kept it) in my locker. I'd just walk to the liquor store (near the stadium) and get it.
The 30-year-old forward has long been as known for his eccentric nature as for his superb defensive skills. In 2004, he was suspended for 73 games for brawling in the stands during a game in Detroit.
Drinking hard alcohol during halftime is possibly even more confusing behavior, considering the physical exertion it takes to hustle up and down the court.
Not exactly something you want to do after enjoying an 80-proof refreshment.
Artest says part of the reason for the drinking was because the Bulls were losing so often.