||• Los Angele Lakers
||• Born: 11/13/79
- Ron once played
on the same youth league team as Chamique Holdsclaw.
- Ron’s AAU
team once went 64-1. His teammates included Elton Brand and Lamar Odom.
- Ron’s 58
three-pointers for St. John’s in 1998-99 was the second-higest
total in school history. Ron’s triple-double against Seton Hall
that year was just the second ever for a St. John’s player.
- As a college sophomore,
Ron was named a third team All-America by The Associated Press, the
National Association of Basketball Coaches and Basketball Times.
- The Red Storm went
50-19 during Ron's two seasons at St. John’s..
- After Ron signed
with the Bulls, he went through the training program at a local Circuit
City. He wanted to become an employee so he could get the employee discount.
- Ron’s 271
steals in his first two NBA seasons broke the Bulls team record held
by Michael Jordan.
- When Jordan scored his 30,000th point against Chicago in 2002, Ron got so
angry he nearly punched a hole in the scorer’s table.
- During the 2009 playoff series against the Lakers, Ron sported a Mohawk with HOUSTON shaved into one side of his head and ROCKETS on the other.
- Ron was second on the Lakers in steals to Kobe Bryant in 2009–10.
- Ron’s put-back of a Bryant shot gave the Lakers a buzzer-beating victory over the Phoenix Suns in the 2010 Western Conference Finals.
- Ron chose #37 with the Lakers in honor of Michael Jackson, whose album "Thriller" topped the charts for 37 weeks.
- In 2010, Ron began development of a reality TV series called "They Call Me Crazy."
- In a 2009 interview, Ron revealed that he drank at halftime during his years with the Chicago Bulls.
- Ron is a hero in
his old Queensbridge neighborhood. He comes back each summer and hosts
a tournament without fanfare or security.
- Ron switched to number 93 with the Kings because it looked like QB—a tribute to the Queensbridge projects where he grew up.
- Ron is a regular
visitor to a hospital for the diabled on Roosevelt Island. he has been
visiting the facility since he was a teenager.
- Ron’s favorite
food is beans. He craves the protein and carbohydrates they supply,
and eats them whenever he can. His wife, Kimsha, works them into as
many meals as possible.
- When Ron was 15,
his baby sister Quanisha died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. She was
buried with one of Ron’s prized basketball trophies.
- One of Ron’s
favorite players to guard is 6-10 Dirk Nowitzki, because he can score
from anywhere on the court.
- Ron is a huge fan
of the WNBA. His favorite player is Tamika Catchings.
- Ron was a math
major at St. John’s.
- Ron is a passionate
checkers player. He claims to be unbeatable at the game.
- Ron has a rap label
called Tru Warier.