Evan Turner speaks out on elevator incident with Blazers teammates
Blazers wing Evan Turner finally spoke out on the incident.
Evan Turner on if he is afraid of elevators now after getting stuck in one yesterday at Emerson: pic.twitter.com/ROYGgwoT2k
— Brian Robb (@BrianTRobb) February 28, 2019
“I’m not afraid of nothing, Turner said. I got on the same elevator today. I’m afraid of bad luck-a** people, the energy, the evil. I have to really watch you and watch who I surround myself with because other than that, that elevator was going up for me. I don’t know who was wasn’t right with God or nothing, but that elevator usually gets me where I’m supposed to go. It was only 30-minutes of a detour on an already magnificent day, but I bounced back. I kept my head high.”
The 3o-year-old doesn’t appear to be as traumatized by the situation as some of his fellow teammates – starting with All-Star point guard Damian Lillard who is seen sitting on the floor of the stunted elevator with his hoodie up.
Centers Meyers Leonard and Enes Kanter both quickly saw the humor in the whole ordeal and made sure to capture the footage of their teammates’ reactions in the heat of the moment.
Just got stuck on the elevator for 30min. Here is a portion of the time we were stuck. @zcollins_33 @Dame_Lillard @Enes_Kanter @AnferneeSimons @OneBigHaitian @thekidet @rodneyhood pic.twitter.com/3xvMHHdmTZ
— Meyers Leonard (@MeyersLeonard11) February 26, 2019
In all honesty, this just looks like good fun rather than a precarious situation.
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) February 26, 2019
The Trail Blazers eventually were rescued after about 30 minutes of waiting, and went on to prepare for their showdown against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
Portland is currently fourth in the Western Conference with a 37-23 record heading into the game.
Evan Turner has averaged 7.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and is shooting a career-best from the field with 46.0 percent in his ninth NBA season.