Most NBA players only dream of obtaining a championship ring, and once they do they would never think of letting it go. Not Ron Artest. The Los Angeles Laker has been an advocate for mental health, and garnered attention in 2010 when he chose to give away his first championship ring for the highest bidder. He was able to raise $500,000 which was donated to support his Xcel University that aids youth at risk for mental health issues. Artest who struggled with his own mental health problems, also considered donating his 2011-2012 NBA salary to mental health causes as well.