Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Ya Gotta Have Heart...Miles and Miles of Heart
A mere five months after undergoing open heart surgery, Ronny Turiaf is back on a basketball court:
Turiaf, playing in his second game since open-heart surgery to repair an enlarged aortic root this past July, definitely was worth the price of admission Tuesday. ....Turiaf finished with 17 points and just missed a double-double with nine rebounds and definitely made sure he was the life of the party in only 20 minutes of action.
Turiaf has apparently signed a temporary contract with the Yakama Sun Kings of the CBA as a conditioning move, to prepare for a return to the Los Angeles Lakers within a few weeks:
The Lakers have indicated that they may be interested in re-signing Turiaf in the near future, and they might have to move fast.
"I've got a lot of opportunities overseas," Turiaf said.
"Lucrative contracts. I've got to take care of my family."