View Full Version : OT - Where's Ronny?

05-29-2008, 07:57 PM
Lakers win Western Conference final; Ronny played about five minutes, but didn't see him on the bench at the end of the game and he wasn't evident at the final ceremony.

05-29-2008, 09:50 PM
He was there alright. He had his hair pulled back, so maybe you just didn't recognize him.

05-29-2008, 10:18 PM
Ronny's on the NBA Hair Watch list. From the Lakers Bog (http://lakersblog.latimes.com/lakersblog/2008/05/samurai-ronny.html):
Samurai Ronny

I mentioned yesterday (as perhaps the only major outlet to break this news, I might add) that Ronny Turiaf practiced with his hair out and wild, a decision I thought he made simply to let his braided hair breathe. As it turns out, there was a method to his madness. The do is braided again, but pulled into a pony tail Samurai style, which Ronny felt was "appropriate for today," given the close-out opportunity in front of them. Like many athletes, Turiaf is on the superstitious side, so I was surprised he would change horses (or hair styles) in midstream. But the stakes tonight are big enough that Ronny, clad in a button down shirt with Epaulettes on the shoulder and a majestic bird on the back, was willing to mess with routine in order to help set a tone. "We have to be warriors."
The result:


05-29-2008, 10:24 PM
(L-R) Ronny Turiaf #21, Pau Gasol #16, Jordan Farmar #5 and Ira Newble #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers smile after the Lakers defeated the San Antonio Spurs in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals during the 2008 NBA Playoffs on May 29, 2008 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 100-92.:


05-30-2008, 06:55 AM
For the majority of the awards ceremony, Ronny was just off camera to the left. The shot was too tight to catch all of the team and only caught the 7-8 players in the middle. At the end, he made his way into the center of the action and the camera's view.

05-30-2008, 06:58 AM
Did you love Sasha Vujacic's 3 pointer in Spurs face with 1 sec to go in game? :D

05-30-2008, 08:04 AM
I love the new hair but really wish he would let it go wild, big and free for the next series. He would probably gain about six more inches in height.

05-30-2008, 08:19 AM
Did you love Sasha Vujacic's 3 pointer in Spurs face with 1 sec to go in game? :D

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