Ordinarily, I'd put something like this announcement in today's news post and just be done with it. But this one deserves its own thread:
Hedo Turkoglu has made Orlando Magic history.
The NBA named Turkoglu the Eastern Conference Player of the Week. From the press release:
Turkoglu, who earned his second consecutive Player of the Week honor, guided Orlando to a 3-0 week, posting averages of 24.3 points, 8.0 rebounds and 6.3 assists. Turkoglu recorded a season-high-tying eight assists on Feb. 2 in a 121-115 win at Indiana and led or tied in assists in all three of Orlando’s games last week. The Magic sit atop the Southeast Division with a 31-18 record.
John Denton notes it's the first time in Magic franchise history that one of its players has earned Player of the Week honors in two consecutive weeks. Shaquille O'Neal never did it. Penny Hardaway never did it. Tracy McGrady never did it. Nope. It's Hedo.
Does anyone want to argue he doesn't deserve a spot on the All-Star team now? There's a chance he'll still make it, though. Starting forward Kevin Garnett, the leading vote-getter in fan balloting, has missed over a week with a strained abdominal muscle. He may not be able to play in the game, in which case David Stern will select an injury replacement. Turk has as good a shot as anyone at taking that spot, if Ticket indeed chooses to sit-out the All-Star game.
Let us commemorate this momentous achievement by honoring Hedo... with YouTube Videos. Call it Hedo Turkoglu's Greatest Hits.
My favorite is his game-winner against Boston. What a game that was:
There's also this pretty sweet alley-oop to Dwight Howard from a visit to New York earlier this season. How did he even see him? Wow.
There are more, but I don't want to break your scroll-wheel by embedding too many movies. Here are others for your consideration:
- Game-winning, turnaround jumper against Seattle, 2006/2007.
- Alley-oop to Dwight Howard to beat the Spurs, 2006/2007 season.
- Game-winning jumper against Chicago, 2007/2008 season.
Post your favorite Hedo memories in the comments.