Video: Evan Turner Shows Off His 'MJ Move,' Cracks Joke at Doug Collins

Video: Evan Turner Shows Off His 'MJ Move,' Cracks Joke at Doug Collins

Man. If you're starting to come around on former second-overall draft pick Evan Turner after the way he's played the past few weeks, his effort in the Sixers' Tuesday night win over the Dallas Mavericks should help facilitate that further. Not only did ET show off his "M.J. move," he also had some fun at his coach's expense after the win.

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Turner's jumper has been looking much improved as off late. He finished 8-12 from the field on Tuesday, good for 22 points, 4 boards, 4 assists, and 2 treys. His coach is proud of the growth.

"I love the way Evan's playing," Coach Collins said after the game.

"It all comes from right here," Collins said as he pointed to his noggin. "The way he's approaching the game every night. I like where he is emotionally."

"It's funny now. In certain stretches of the game where it gets tight or whatever, I'll be talking to him and he'll crack a joke with me."

Evan cracked one after a particular play where he hit a fading jump shot on the wing after bringing the ball up the court and driving a bit. After a timeout he told Coach Collins that was his "MJ move."

You can watch Evan tell his side of the story in the above video. He continued his show of chuckles after the game by saying if he didn't make the shot, Coach Collins would have put him on the bench.

Turner was then asked if he thought Coach Collins ever yanked Michael Jordan from a game for missing such a shot.

"To a certain extent I don't think coached Jordan," Turner said with a smile.

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Sevyn Streeter claims Sixers stopped her from singing national anthem

Sevyn Streeter claims Sixers stopped her from singing national anthem

Performing artist Sevyn Streeter was scheduled to sing the national anthem Wednesday night before the Sixers' season opener but says she was replaced because of the jersey she was wearing.

Jemila Worthy, a member of the Sixers' dance team, sang the anthem instead.

Streeter says change was made because she was wearing a jersey with the words "We Matter" displayed on the front.

"I'm at the 76ers game to sing the national anthem," she said in a video on Twitter, "and the organization is telling me that I can't because I'm wearing a 'We Matter' jersey."

The Sixers responded with the following statement:

"The Philadelphia 76ers organization encourages meaningful actions to drive social change. We use our games to bring people together, to build trust and to strengthen our communities. As we move from symbolic gestures to action, we will continue to leverage our platform to positively impact our community."

In the Sixers' preseason finale against the Heat in Miami, Denasia Lawrence performed the anthem while wearing a "Black Lives Matter" shirt and kneeling on one knee (see story). She said she did it to protest racial oppression.

Streeter is the latest to use the national anthem as a stage to protest racism and social injustice. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began the well-documented movement by refusing to stand during the anthem, and various other professional athletes have made their own statements.

In a protest planned by safety Malcolm Jenkins, a handful of Eagles raised their fists during the anthem before the team's Week 2 game against the Bears on Monday Night Football.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.