Crashed pools and cracked jokes: Thanks for the memories, ET
After playing in 217 games, including 54 starts for the past three seasons, Evan Turner’s time in Portland has come to an end.
Now that the trade with Atlanta is official; let's take a look back at some fun on-and-off-the-court moments involving the always-funny Evan Turner.
Thanks for the memories, ET…
On April 1st 2019, in a 132-122 road win over the Timberwolves, Portland got scoring from everywhere, including 60 points off the bench. Enes Kanter finished with 20 points, while Seth Curry added 19.
But it was Evan Turner who made the headlines. ET had 13 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists – his first triple-double of the season. Turner earned his second triple-double of the season in the following game vs. Memphis on April 3rd.
He also had the best quote of the night vs. the T-Wovles: “A great win,” Turner said. “Tired. Straight up, I’m really tired. It was cool. Obviously, guys hit shots. I got some shots up."
The swimming pool incident
A semi truck crashed into the backyard of a Portland home belonging to ET on December 20th, 2017. The truck lost control while traveling down a winding road and went over an embankment before crashing into Turner's pool.
In true ET fashion, he joked about the incident after he knew that nobody was seriously hurt or injured.
“Hey ‘MTV Cribs’ come check out where I’m living.”
Evan Turner rocks the cradle again vs. Russell Westbrook
Evan Turner had a message for Russell Westbrook: Nobody puts baby in the corner.
After scoring on Westbrook in the second quarter of the Blazers-Thunder game on January 23, 2019, Turner celebrated by creating his own version of Westbrook’s iconic “rock the baby” celebration, and oh, it was glorious.
Story-time with Evan Turner on The Scoop Podacst
The confidence, the swagger, the jokes, the realness.
Those are all just a few words that come to mind when you think of Trail Blazers' wing Evan Turner.
But, did you know that basketball became he’s escape from life after falling behind in school because of speech impediment? ET opened up about when and why he fell in love with the game of basketball on a very special Scoop Podcast.