Evan Turner unleashes awesome game-ending dunk, apologizes profusely to Lakers immediately after

Evan Turner unleashes awesome game-ending dunk, apologizes profusely to Lakers immediately after

Let it never be said that Evan Turner is above a little good ol'-fashioned stat-padding. With the Sixers escaping Los Angeles in last night with what looked to be a 109-104 victory--and really, if you thought there was another Philly sporting event last night that was more of a must-watch than Spencer Hawes vs. Jordan Hill, shame on you--Evan took off in the full-court for a totally irrelevant double-clutch reverse dunk. It was beautiful, but useless, and as William Morris once said, nothing useless can be truly beautiful.

To his credit, Evan did seem to realize fairly quickly that his behavior was in moderately poor taste--although the fact might have been hard to remain ignorant of as the boos rained down on him from the Staples Center rafters. Evan at first tried to play it off like "Oh crap, I didn't realize that we had already won the game, sorry about that"--which might have been true, given that when Evan sees a FREE POINTS lane to the basket, he tends to kinda white out time and situation and just go for the gusto--but quickly realized that kind of mea culpa would be insufficient, and approached the dispirited Laker bench (including former Sixers and ET teammates Jodie Meeks and Nick Young) to offer his sincere-ish apologies.

The reaction of the respective Laker ballers to ET's profuse my-badding is pretty great. If I could sum up respectively, it would be like:

Jordan Hill: Whatever, I got my double-double, I just wanna get out of here and see if there are any wings left at the post-game buffet.

Shawne Williams: I don't really know you and I don't give enough of a crap about you to humor you by pretending to accept your BS apology.

Jodie Meeks: I half-heartedly accept your apology but mostly I'm just reminded of why I kinda like playing for a team that you're not on right now.

Ryan Kelly: I GET TO PLAY BASKETBALL PROFESSIONALLY AND I'M MARRYING BILL COWHER'S DAUGHTER THAT'S PRETTY COOL RIGHT

Nick Young: Boy, when even I know you did something stupid, you musta really done did something stupid.

Don't listen to the haters, though, Evan. Your fantasy owners appreciate your willingness to go the extra mile to get that extra late-game bucket. High-character stuff if you ask us.

Best of MLB: Mike Trout (thumb) leaves early as Marlins crush Angels

Best of MLB: Mike Trout (thumb) leaves early as Marlins crush Angels

MIAMI -- Mike Trout sprained his left thumb stealing second base Sunday, and the Los Angeles Angels took a thumping without him, losing 9-2 to the Miami Marlins.

Trout yelled in pain as he rose after sliding headfirst in the fifth inning. He was examined by a trainer, stayed in the game, but was replaced in the sixth. X-rays were negative, and there was no immediate timetable regarding his return.

The reigning American League MVP was 0 for 2 when he departed with the Angels trailing 4-2. He finished 2 for 9 in the series to drop his average to .337 (see full recap).

Aaron Judge hit first-career grand slam in Yankees' win
NEW YORK -- Aaron Judge hit his first career grand slam and the New York Yankees took full advantage of Oakland's shoddy defense Sunday in a 9-5 victory over the Athletics.

Michael Pineda (6-2) tossed six innings of three-hit ball to win his third straight start. Aaron Hicks and Chris Carter each had an early sacrifice fly as the AL East leaders scored five unearned runs and took two of three in a well-pitched series.

Judge connected with two outs in the third for his 16th home run, tying Mike Trout of the Angels for the big league lead. The drive landed in the right-field seats, not far in front of The Judge's Chambers cheering section installed by the Yankees for the start of this 4-2 homestand.

Khris Davis hit his 15th home run for the A's, who committed two more costly errors to raise their season total to 49. They began the day with 10 more than any other team in the majors.

The fielding failures put starter Andrew Triggs (5-4) in tough situations. He went six innings and gave up one earned run (see full recap).

Miguel Gonzalez loses perfect game in seventh, but pitches White Sox to win
CHICAGO -- Miguel Gonzalez took a perfect game into the seventh inning, Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3 on Sunday.

Melky Cabrera and Matt Davidson also connected, helping the White Sox take three of four in the series. David Robertson got two outs for his seventh save.

Gonzalez (4-5) allowed three runs and six hits in 7 2/3 innings while snapping a five-start losing streak. The right-hander struck out six and walked none.

Gonzalez retired his first 18 batters before Andrew Romine led off the seventh with a hard one-hop liner to shortstop Tim Anderson, who couldn't field the ball cleanly and was originally charged with an error. Alex Avila followed with a single into to right field, and Romine's ball was later changed to a hit (see full recap).

Gone but not forgotten: Joel Embiid remembers Harambe on 1-year anniversary of death

Gone but not forgotten: Joel Embiid remembers Harambe on 1-year anniversary of death

Gone, but not forgotten … as long as Sixers superstar center Joel Embiid has his way.

On the one-year anniversary of Harambe's death, Embiid remembered the slain gorilla on Instagram with the caption: "Gone but never forgotten #RIPHarambe."

The Instagram post was accompanied by a picture of Harambe along with a longer message and acquired over 22,700 likes within the first 37 minutes of its posting.

Gone but never forgotten #RIPHarambe

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There are some factual errors in Embiid's post, however. The picture stated that Harambe "would've been 18 today," which was posted Sunday.

Harambe's birthday was May 27, 1999. He would have been 18 years and one day old Sunday.

This was not Embiid's first participation in the Harambe Internet meme.

Regardless, the tragic killing of Harambe, a popular male gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, sparked outrage and then Harambe became an Internet meme.