Farewell to Ronny Turiaf

From ESPN: The Lakers have decided not to match Golden State’s offer sheet to Ronny Turiaf.

I saw this one coming immediately when I heard Golden State made him an offer sheet, but as unsurprising as this is, I am going to miss Ronny Turiaf as a fan. He brought energy off the bench, played with tremendous hustle and effort, and seemed just an all-around nice guy who always seems to be having a good time on the court.

This is not even to mention his bench antics, when he would just jump up and down, wave his towel wildly in the air, and do his crazy, bizarre dance routines whenever a good play happened. He’s like a black version of Mark Madsen back when Mark Madsen was still with the Lakers.

But on the other hand, he will get plenty of playing time with the Warriors, so all the best luck to him. I will miss the craziness though, and the dancing, and the insane amount of chest-thumping, and the energy.

Here’s a video to remember:

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