New Ron Artest documentary shows extensive Pistons-Pacers Palace brawl footage

AUBURN HILLS, MI - NOVEMBER 19: Ron Artest of the Indiana Pacers #91 leaves the floor after a melee involving fans during a game against the Detroit Pistons November 19, 2004 at the Palace of Auburn Hills, in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by…

A new documentary about Ron Artest includes an extensive retrospective about the brawl with fans the former NBA star triggered at a game in Detroit.

The footage of the melee between Indiana Pacers players and Pistons fans that became known as the Malice at the Palace is one of the highlights of "Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story," which debuts on Showtime on May 31.

Artest charged into the stands after a fan threw a drink on him during the game on Nov. 19, 2004, at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Artest was eventually suspended for the remainder of that season for his role in one of the darkest moments in league history.

Related: Remembering the 2004 Pistons-Pacers brawl

But he later became a leader on a Lakers team that won a championship in 2010 and was even given the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award, an honor presented by the Professional Basketball Writers Association, for his work in promoting mental health awareness.

The documentary features interviews with Artest, later known as Metta World Peace, along with former teammates such as Kobe Bryant and Lamar Odom.

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