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ANIMATED: Ronny Turiaf, Bench Spaz Extraordinaire

Ronny Turiaf's NBA career has consisted largely of uninhibited bench enthusiasm, supporting his more talented teammates out on the floor. He's been one of the more excitable characters in basketball since his playing days at Gonzaga. In the third quarter of Game 2 against the Knicks on Monday night, Turiaf had a most unusual and spastic reaction to LeBron James muscling through traffic for a layup. It's reminiscent of Elaine Benes uncoordinated dance moves from Seinfeld, with Turiaf's arms akimbo as he leapt off the bench.

An animated gif after the jump:

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