Lakers forward Ron Artest wrote on his Twitter page over the weekend that he has plantar fasciitis in his left and right foot but will keep playing.
"I didn't know what was wrong with me," Artest told the Los Angeles Times. "I've probably had it a lot of times in my career, but I never, ever sat out with it. I know guys who have actually sat out with sore feet, but there's no need for me to complain about it.
"I just don't like excuses. That's it. No excuses. I don't want nobody saying, 'Oh, Ron Artest has got plantar fasciitis, so that's why he didn't play a good game.' No, I didn't play good or I didn't do what I did because that's just what happened. No excuses."
Lakers coach Phil Jackson suggested that Artest's foot ailments stem from the sneakers he wears.
"I called his shoes concrete boots for about the last month," Jackson said in reference of Artest's Peak shoes, made by a Chinese company. "Those shoes look like they're made for the Hudson River."
Jackson added that he hasn't had a conversation with Artest about sitting out, but admitted that it may come to that in the future.