Evan Turner hasn't yet lived up to his contract, but at least one woman is happy he's in Portland.
On Monday afternoon after Blazers practice, Turner pulled his Rolls Royce over on Interstate 5 in Portland when he noticed a nasty collision had left a woman stranded. Turner helped her out of her car and into the passenger seat of his car as they waited for medical personnel to arrive, according to The Oregonian.
Blazers courtside reporter Brooke Olzendam, who Turner referred to as "the real hero," was also at the scene after witnessing the head-on crash herself. It was Olzendam who told the woman, Dianna Black, that she was sitting in an NBA player's car.
"They are my angels," Black told The Oregonian. "They helped me. They got me out of my car and away from the airbags. It was smoking. Brooke calmed me down a lot."
Time flies. Turner is set to enter his eighth NBA season and second in Portland. He signed a four-year, $70 million contract with the Blazers during the regrettable spending spree of 2016 when teams gave role players huge contracts as the salary cap skyrocketed.
In his first season with Portland, Turner averaged 9.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists while shooting 43 percent from the field and just 26 percent from three.
Turner will make just $1.7 million less this season than Kawhi Leonard.
Apparently, Kyrie Irving doesn't want to talk about LeBron James.
During the Celtics' win over the Sixers on Friday, a fan asked Irving, "Where's LeBron?"
Irving's response ... NSFW ...
WARNING: The video contains offensive language. But if that kind of thing doesn't bother you, you can watch it here.
Irving was asked about the incident by reporters Saturday.
So what he's basically saying is "sorry, not sorry."
With the video circulating on social media, expect Irving to hear from the league.
One of the things that I love about Joel Embiid is the fact that it seems like every day we find another reason to love him even more.
Today's entry comes from a profile in GQ magazine in which he talks about plenty of things. But it was one of the first things he was asked about his Twitter account that had me rolling once again.
How do you find out if one of [your tweet] has gone viral, then?
Joel: I think 90 percent of them [will be viral]. That’s the expectation.
Amazing. The thing is, I don't know if he's giving himself enough credit. ONLY 90%????
Oh, and he subscribes to the Jah Rule school of thought: WHO CARES?
"Then I had so much time, too, because I missed that whole year and the second year after, so I didn’t have anything to do," Embiid said. "[I’d] just go on social media and converse with fans, make crazy jokes, and tweet crazy stuff because I don’t care. I say whatever I want to."
His critique of other players' boring Twitter accounts is also incredibly on point:
What do you mean some guys are always tweeting the same thing?
Joel: Bullshit like, “Game Day!” “It’s a great game.” I don’t know. They’re all the same. It’s boring.
The whole Q&A is worth any Sixers fan's time just to get to know a little more about Jojo. Be happy he's ours. And pray he stays healthy so he can take his game on the court to the same level as his game off of it.