Artest, Mbenga dye hair blond

LOS ANGELES -- Ron Artest is finishing the regular season as just another California blond.

The Lakers' attention-seeking forward and reserve center D.J. Mbenga dyed their hair dark yellow for Los Angeles' home finale against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.

Artest is no stranger to hairy schemes. Last month, he dyed his hair blond with the word for "defense" in Hebrew, Hindi and Japanese carved into the back.

Mbenga appeared to have a star shaved into the back of his head.

Coach Phil Jackson said Artest and Mbenga were getting plenty of grief from their teammates for their dye jobs.