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Ronny Turiaf

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13, 1983
Martinique, France
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13, 1983 (age 38)
Martinique, France


High-energy French center who played four years of college basketball at Gonzaga and began his NBA career with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2006, then went on to play for a number of teams before joining the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2013.

Before Fame

He moved to Paris in 1998 to attend the elite National Institute of Physical Education at the insistence of his father.


He underwent a six-hour open-heart surgery in July, 2005, and less than six months later, returned to play professional basketball.

Family Life

He grew up with four younger sisters: Elodie, Florence, Nadia, and Rachelle.

Associated With

He won his first NBA Championship as a member of the Miami Heat in 2012, behind the dominant duo of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.