With the Sixers holding a 109-104 lead with about six seconds left, the game was seemingly over after a Lakers missed shot and defensive rebounds.
James Anderson grabbed the rebound and Evan Turner starting running the floor with him as good guy Thaddeus Young put the brakes on and remained where the rest of the players were.
With time running down on the clock, Anderson threads a pass through no defenders to a wide open Evan Turner as he skied for a 360-dunk as time runs out. As soon as Turner slams it home, he immediately starts to apologize as he realize what he did. It’s almost as if Evan Turner blacked out when he got the ball and saw a chance to increase his PPG and couldn’t pass it up.
Personally, I like the play. I don’t like that he decided to apologize immediately after. If you’re going to make a bonehead move like that, do it all the way! Don’t apologize right after. I might be in the minority on this but that’s just my opinion.
As soon as the buzzer sounds, Turner goes over to the Lakers bench and apologizes to a bunch of Lakers players that probably couldn’t care less as the Staples Center lets Turner have it.
Swaggy P seemed rather disgusted with Turner, as he walked away from him even with Turner trying to stop him.
To be honest, I wasn’t even aware that Turner could thrown down like this. I rarely see him dunk, so this was kind of have.
Should he have not done it?
Probably. But I love it. Put a statement on breaking that 13-game losing streak. I mean, everyone was watching the Eagles game anyways so Turner had to put SOME attention on the Sixers in someway right?
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