Evan Turner has never the been the sharpest knife in the drawer and these comments are sure to draw criticism.
During the Celtics easy 105-87 victory over the 76ers, Turner was booed heavily by 76ers fans who felt he never lived up to his lofty selection.
The second overall pick by the Sixers in the 2010 NBA Draft scored 12 points and handed out six assists, and then afterwards compared himself to Jesus in describing the booing.
“Before the game I signed like 100,000 autographs, I’m kissing babies and what not and all that stuff,” quipped Turner. “I’m getting my hand kissed by people; I got little girls come up to me fainting.”
The ho-hum Sixers crowd, and I use the word “crowd” very generously in describing those on hand, became very vocal as they boo’d him whenever he touched the ball. […] “Once the game started, it was like, ‘what the hell is going on?’” Turner said. “I was like, ‘this is weird. Did they take all the good people out?”
“I don’t worry about it anymore. I don’t want to sound super weird, but Jesus was hated too. At the end of the day, I just worry about the stuff that’s important. If it makes you happy to boo me, go ahead. I’m still happy. I put all that stuff behind me.”
Evan should have just left it at I don’t worry about all that stuff. The moment he knew his comments would sound weird was the moment he probably shouldn’t have said it.