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dsonLAL24
07-22-2008, 03:50 PM
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 Lakers let Ronny Turiaf walk. The popular forward, a restricted free agent, had received a four-year, $17 million offer sheet from the Golden State Warriors and the Lakers decided not to match it.

But as a teammate and basketball player, he thought the decision stunk.

"I'm sad about it. I wish we could have kept him," Bryant said. "I love him as a person. I love him as a basketball player and I hate to see him leave. I just wish him all the best.

"He would much rather have stayed with us, but that's the nature of the NBA, man."

http://myespn.go.com/blogs/truehoop/0-33-78/Kobe-Bryant--Sad-to-See-Ronny-Turiaf-Go.html

RollinDeep
07-22-2008, 04:21 PM
I'm sure that's the same feeling around the entire Lakers clubhouse, not to mention the entire fan base.

But this is the best move for Ronnie, he won't have much playing time here, and now he has long term financial security.

L@ker4Life
07-22-2008, 05:34 PM
Ronnie left because they wouldn't let him in that club on Sunset when he was with Mbenga......He got disrespected here.....LOL

LA_Raiders
07-22-2008, 05:57 PM
Thats Life, goes where the $ is at....

KB24PG16
07-23-2008, 03:31 AM
another mark madsen

dark_angel#8
07-23-2008, 07:37 AM
kobe will definitely miss their french talking on and off the court...

Shieldsz
07-23-2008, 04:34 PM
Good guy on and off court... hope he does well in GS

XJW18
07-23-2008, 05:22 PM
I'm sure that's the same feeling around the entire Lakers clubhouse, not to mention the entire fan base.

But this is the best move for Ronnie, he won't have much playing time here, and now he has long term financial security.

yupp

raidernation55
07-23-2008, 09:46 PM
well thats the nature of the game. i would of wanted ronny to stay. its not gonna be the same without him but hey thats how it works

Tapptout
07-23-2008, 09:57 PM
Good guy, not worth the money though for 10 min. a game

JMan17
07-23-2008, 11:20 PM
Ronny :(

stawka
07-24-2008, 03:50 AM
I love Turiaf man. Something about him, always makes me happy. Came in off the bench, gave it his all, never got any recognition for it but kept going hard. Gotta love it!