VIDEO: Evan Turner’s late-game dunk
By Jonathan Hartzell, NBA.com
Evan Turner didn’t make many friends in Los Angeles with this 180-degree dunk at the end of Sunday night’s game.
The Sixers led the Lakers 109-104 with less than ten seconds left when James Anderson grabbed a long-rebound to seal the win for Philadelphia. Instead of holding the ball for the final four seconds, Anderson passed it ahead to Turner, who didn’t think twice before throwing down the monster dunk to act as an exclamation point on their win. As you can see towards the end of the video, the Lakers’ Nick Young — and probably the rest of the Lakers team — did not take too kindly to Turner breaking an unwritten NBA rule.
Turner attempted to apologize for the dunk to Young and other Lakers after the game. But they didn’t seem too keen to accept it.
A similar situation occurred last season between the Portland Trail Blazers and Chicago Bulls when a rookie Damian Lillard couldn’t help but add some emphasis to his team’s win. His action quickly drew displeasure from Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson.
VIDEO: Lillard’s late-game dunk irks Bulls’ veterans last season