Ron Artest has come along way from his Indiana Pacers’ days…..

The L.A. Lakers star did a good deed over the weekend by breaking up a brawl between a man and a woman in front of an L.A. nightclub.

According to sources, Artest noticed the pair exchanging blows while walking down Hollywood Blvd…and immediately jumped in to subdue both parties.

Since the incident, he has spoken with TMZ and told them: “Unfortunately there was a situation at the club and some people had too much to drink, and got unruly and aggressive. I tried to diffuse the situation. Some people just don’t think clearly when they’ve had too much to drink — it’s an unfortunate reality. ”

We always knew Ron was a good guy………deep inside.