My Bad! Evan Turner apologizes to the Lakers after doing a 360 dunk at the buzzer
With 5 seconds left before half-time, Nick Young hit a 3 pointer over Evan Turner to tie the game. Up by 5 with 5 seconds left in regulation, Evan Turner threw down a 360 dunk after a missed 3 pointer by Nick Young.
Turner, being the the professional (who is having the great season I tell fantasy owners that he’s going to have every single year) he is and having ears that could hear the home crowd boos, immediately apologized to the Lakers for the show off dunk. From the looks of Nick Young’s face, he didn’t accept the apology.
The line for the game was 76ers by 7 and Turner’s dunk did make it a 7 point win so those final 2 points also made a lot of betters out there just as unhappy as Nick.
We saw a similar situation last month when Nic Batum apologized for making a 3 pointer at the buzzer to give himself a triple double. Batum was so apologetic that after the game he said it might be “the worst thing I’ve done in my career.” If that’s the worst thing he’s done in his career then I can’t imagine what the think about Ricky Davis trying to get a triple double by shooting on his own basket or Andray Blatch even asking the other team for a rebound so he can get his triple double.
Unlike Nick Young, Coach Pop didn’t seem to care about the last seconds from Batum.
“Why would I be mad at that?” Popovich said. “He’s a good kid. I don’t care.”