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  1. TrueHoop TV: Channing Frye's scary diagnosis

    Henry Abbott

    In 2006, things were pretty scary for NBA hearts. The Hawks' Jason Collier had recently died of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, while a collection of players -- Fred Hoiberg, Robert Traylor and Ronny Turiaf among them-- needed heart surgery to avert dan...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  2. Spain Gets Off the Schneid

    Henry Abbott

    After sleepwalking through the preliminary and qualifying rounds, Spain showed up to the knockout stage of Eurobasket '09 with a fury. The Painted Area has the full story of the Spaniards' win over France and Serbia's mild upset of Russia: P...

    Blog | September 18, 2009
  3. Eurobasket 2009 Day 3 Recap

    Henry Abbott

    The preliminary round of Eurobasket 2009 is in the books. The Painted Area has watched every second of every game, and tells us who's moving on to the qualifying round. GROUP D: Turkey 87, Poland 69 Had a NBA vibe with a ton of post-ups for bo...

    Blog | September 10, 2009
  4. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Ronny Turiaf as quoted by Monte Poole of the Contra Costa Times: "I'm just happy people give thanks for what they have. And I would hope they do that on a daily basis. Don't wait for Thanksgiving just because something happened on a particular d...

    Blog | November 26, 2008
  5. Student Ronny Turiaf on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar the Teacher

    Henry Abbott

    New Warrior Ronny Turiaf is blogging on Golden State's official website, and in his first post (from China!) he talks about one of his great mentors from his Laker days: I have to tell you that yesterday at practice I got to see my man Kareem Abdul ...

    Blog | October 17, 2008
  6. Kobe Bryant: Sad to See Ronny Turiaf Go

    Henry Abbott

    Kobe Bryant sure liked playing (and appearing in YouTube videos) with Ronny Turiaf. Janis Carr of the Orange County Register quotes Bryant on Turiaf's departure, via free agency, to the Warriors: As a businessman, Kobe Bryant understands why the Lak...

    Blog | July 22, 2008
  7. This is Not a Cheerleader

    Henry Abbott

    Ronny Turiaf has a massive scar -- from open heart surgery -- down the front of his chest. He has heard doctors say terrifying things. He doesn't need a lecture from anyone about the more serious aspects of life. But he's of the opinion -- as am I...

    Blog | March 19, 2008
  8. The Best Years of Ronny Turiaf's Life

    Henry Abbott

    In the current Sports Illustrated, Alan Shipnuck has a great article about the French national team, which features three NBA players I can really root for: Boris Diaw, Tony Parker, and Ronny Turiaf. Turns out they know each other well. Very well. ...

    Blog | August 10, 2006
  9. Ronny Turiaf's Welcome to the NBA Moment

    Henry Abbott

    In his third game back, and playing just his eighth and ninth minutes of NBA action, Ronny Turiaf gets tossed around a bit by Zaza Pachulia, and gets to bask in the adoration of a crowd that loves a guy who's only a few months removed from major hear...

    Blog | February 16, 2006
  10. Ronny Turiaf Eligible Tonight

    Henry Abbott

    Forum Blue and Gold has the story....

    Blog | February 07, 2006
  11. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Kobe Bryant makes his teammates better. Ronny Turiaf is back with the Lakers, although he's not expected to play much if at all. But then again, no one expected him to be back in the NBA at all, let alone this fast. I'm not betting against Ronny Turi...

    Blog | January 18, 2006
  12. Report: Ronny Turiaf Will be a Laker Soon

    Henry Abbott

    Forum Blue and Gold passes along the news that Ronny Turiaf may be back from open heart surgery faster than Carlos Boozer will be back from his gimpy hamstring. If God smiles on Hollywood, the Lakers will scrape into the playoffs, the evil Kobe Brya...

    Blog | December 31, 2005
  13. Ronny Turiaf is Back in Action

    Henry Abbott

    Just to recap: he was drafted by the Lakers in June, discovered he had a potentially fatal heart condition a few weeks later, had his contract voided just after that, and underwent hardcore surgery. It seemed likely, at the outset, that he would nev...

    Blog | December 27, 2005
  14. Ronny Turiaf's Surgery Went Well

    Henry Abbott

    UPDATE: Here's a very thorough article from the Seattle Times about the surgery. The Lakers expect Ronny Turiaf to make a full recovery, but does that mean a career in the NBA? Time will tell. In any case, it must be an incredible relief that the b...

    Blog | July 27, 2005
  15. Ronny Turiaf's Friends and Family Gather

    Henry Abbott

    The Lakers rookie is about to endure potentially life-saving heart surgery, just a few weeks after he was drafted and thought he was on the way to achieving his NBA dream. Obviously, a lot of people care about Ronny Turiaf and are ready to help him t...

    Blog | July 26, 2005