JockBio Vital Stats
  • Los Angele Lakers • Forward • #37
  • Height: 6' 7"
• Weight: 260 • 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.


 

 

 


Michael Jordan, Wheaties box

 

 

 


Tamika Catchings, 2004 Ultra

 


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