One of the joys of being a Magic fan was hearing the mixed reactions from other fans in the days after Otis Smith announced a major shakeup to the team’s roster. A lot of fans were really upset by the loss of either Vince Carter or Rashard Lewis, but that just confirmed my longtime theory that fans of Florida sports teams are dumb (myself included). But the major joyous reaction regarded the return of Hedo Turkoglu, as fans were excited to bring the pride of Turkey back. Meanwhile, I thought about all the strip clubs I could have visited instead of renewing my season tickets.
While he’s only played in two games since the trade, the 31-year old – in his second year of a 5-year, $53 million dollar deal – has scored a combined 17 points while racking up 8 personal fouls, including 5 last night in his return to Orlando. But despite those pooptastic numbers, Hedo’s greatest moment of his Orlando homecoming came on a fast break that could have turned the momentum in the Magic’s favor in the closing minutes. Instead, he probably made the year’s Not Top 10.
Video of Hedo’s mad ups after the jump…
(Video via The Basketball Jones)