Ronny Turiaf

Basketball Player

Ronny Turiaf was born in Le Robert, Martinique, France on January 13th, 1983 and is the Basketball Player. At the age of 41, Ronny Turiaf biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 13, 1983
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Ronny Turiaf Life

Ronny Turiaf (born January 13, 1983) is a French retired professional basketball player who played ten seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Turiaf grew up in Martinique before attending high school in Paris and college at Gonzaga University in the United States.

Turiaf was a leading West Coast Conference scorer in his senior year while at Gonzaga.

Turiaf's 2005 NBA draft was chosen by the Los Angeles Lakers after graduating from Gonzaga.

He appeared for the Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers, and Minnesota Timberwolves.

Turiaf played in 520 games in his NBA career, winning his first NBA title in 2012 with the Miami Heat.

He was also a member of France's national team, winning 100 caps for his country.

Early life

Turiaf, a French overseas department in the Caribbean Sea, was born in Fort-de-France for the bulk of his childhood. Turiaf moved to Paris in 1998, aged 15, to enroll the National Institute of Physical Education (INSEP), a school that blends rigorous secondary education with elite-level athletic preparation, on his father's recommendation.

He was a member of the French Under-18 national team in 1999 and helped the team win the gold medal at the 2000 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship with future NBA stars Tony Parker, Boris Diaw, and Mickal Piétrus.

Personal life

Turiaf can speak five languages: French, English, Spanish, Italian, Italian, and Antillean Creole (his mother language). Elodie, Florence, Nadia, and Rachelle are four of his younger sisters.

Turiaf's "Heart to Heart" Foundation was established in August 2009 to provide medical assistance to children who do not have health insurance and are unable to afford the services they need. According to the Foundation's website, the aim is to "provide assistance, including echocardiograms, to people with heart disease so they can live a healthy and happy life."


Ronny Turiaf Career

College career

Turiaf left France in 2001 after accepting an invitation to Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, where he spent four years. He was named First Team All-WCC for his three years at Gonzaga. In addition, he was named Player of the Year in his senior year (2004–05). With 1,723 points and 859 rebounds, respectively, he ended his college career as the fourth all-time leader in scoring and rebounding in school history. During his college years at Gonzaga, he averaged 13.6 points and 6.8 rebounds per game, but as a senior, he led the WCC in scoring by 15.9 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks per game. He earned a degree in sport leadership, information, and French. He was the first triple major in his family.

Professional career

Ronny Turiaf was the 37th overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft to the Los Angeles Lakers, earning him a two-year, $1 million contract. Following a physical examination by the Lakers just four weeks after the draft, team doctor John Moe discovered a enlarged aortic root in Turiaf's heart. Following multiple tests by other specialists, the Lakers discovered that the condition, which had been identified by physicians in both France and the NBA's pre-Draft camp, was serious enough to warrant surgery. Turiaf's deal was forced to be void by the Lakers, but the Lakers retained his rights in case he was able to play again after the surgery. In addition, the team paid for all of the surgical costs. Turiaf underwent the six-hour open-heart surgery on July 26, 2005. His expected recovery time was between six and twelve months.

Turiaf made his way back to the Continental Basketball Association's Yakama Sun Kings, a team that drafted him with their 36th pick in the 2005 CBA draft. He appeared in 9 games with the Sun Kings, averaging 13 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Turiaf recovered from his surgery faster than anticipated and was re-signed with the Lakers on January 17, 2006, less than six months after his injury. The Laron Profitless Guard was cut off from the team's 15-man roster after suffering a season-ending injury.

Ronny Turiaf scored career highs in almost every area against the Golden State Warriors on November 1, 2006, including 8/10 shooting with 23 points and 14 rebounds.

During the 2007-08 season, Ronny Turiaf got some playing time due to a number of Laker injuries. Turiaf was in the starting lineup at the start of the season as a forward alongside Lamar Odom, but after spraining his left ankle during practice on November 15, 2007, he missed two games of his own before his starts were restricted. However, after Pau Gasol strained his ankle in New Orleans on March 14, 2008, Ronny took over as the starting center for nine games until Gasol returned on April 2. Turiaf's stats increased to over 30 minutes per game, with 11 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 blocks in less than nine games. During those nine games, the Lakers fell 5-4, including back-to-back losses against the Charlotte Bobcats and the Memphis Grizzlies, two of the league's worst teams. Turiaf and the Lakers will qualify for the 2008 NBA Finals, but they will lose in six games to their arch rivals, the Boston Celtics.

Turiaf formed a close friendship with teammate Kobe Bryant during his time with the Lakers. Bryant expressed sadness over Turiaf's departure from the Lakers, and later announced that Turiaf was one of his four all-time favorites teammates.

Ronny Turiaf, the Golden State Warriors' four-year contract commitment, was accepted on July 9, 2008. According to free agency rules, his old squad, the Los Angeles Lakers, had seven days to match that bid.

The Lakers refused to match the Warriors' offer on July 18, but the contract was finalized.

Turiaf was traded to the New York Knicks along with Anthony Randolph, Kelenna Azubuike, and a prospective second-round pick in a sign and trade contract for David Lee on July 9, 2010.

He signed with ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne in his native France during the 2011 NBA lockout.

Turiaf was traded to the Washington Wizards on December 10, 2011.

Turiaf, along with JaVale McGee, were traded to the Denver Nuggets in a three-way trade involving the Denver Nuggets, the Los Angeles Clippers, and the Washington Wizards on March 15, 2012. He was waived by the Nuggets shortly after.

Turiaf signed with the Miami Heat on March 21, 2012. Turiaf claimed his first NBA championship on June 21, 2012.

Turiaf made the Los Angeles Clippers' website on July 27, 2012.

Turiaf joined the Minnesota Timberwolves on July 18, 2013. He played 31 games for Minnesota from 2013-2014, but only two games were played in 2014-2015 after being barred from the remainder of the season after undergoing successful arthroscopic surgery on his right hip. He was acquired by the Philadelphia 76ers in a three-team trade that involved the Timberwolves and the Houston Rockets three days later. On December 23, 2014, the 76ers waived him.

Turiaf's retirement from basketball came just two years after appearing in his last game and suffering from hip pain for a long time.

National team career

Turiaf was a member of the French national team in the international team. He competed at the following major tournaments: the 2003 EuroBasket, the 2006 EuroBasket, the 2007 EuroBasket, the 2009 EuroBasket, and the 2012 London Summer Olympics.