Apparently the linguistical wizard, Hedo Turkoglu, is ready to take his famous “BALL” and head out of town.
Let me be the first to wish him well and good riddance. If needed, I can offer Hedo a ride to the airport in my 1998 Honda Civic. It has all the plush luxuries of a cell in the Kingston penitentiary. Given his “effort” this past season for the Raptors I can’t really support the notion of getting anything too fancy for Mr. Hedo as a going away gift. So the ride in the ’98 Civic will have to do.
After reading his comments I’m left to ponder and reflect about Hedo’s time here in Toronto. In the article Hedo speaks of losing his “enthusiasm” for the city. Why Hedo, why? You didn’t seem to lose your “enthusiasm” the night you called in sick for a game and went out sampling adult beverages in Yorkville, did you? You didn’t seem to lose your “enthusiasm” for the city when you spurned Portland to sign here for a couple extra millions, did you? You didn’t seem to lose “enthusiasm” for the city when you mailed it in for the balance of training camp and the season, did you? I, for one, think that perhaps Hedo should lose his “enthusiasm” for cashing his gigantic cheques each week.
I’m left to wonder what “circumstances” turned against him? Would those circumstances be that Raptor fans actually expected him to perform at some kind level above walking stiff? I mean I don’t think Raptor fans are any different from any other fans in the NBA or for that matter any professional sports franchise. All fans want is for someone to look like they are giving an honest effort on the court. That’s it. Really and truthfully. Show up to the game and look like you care. On many of nights it would appear that Hedo “BALL” Turkoglu could care less.
Jerome “JYD” Williams, Alvin Williams and Jorge Garbajosa are all former Raptors who played with passion and heart on the court. Fans would forgive them for their short comings on the court because these players left it on the floor. All too many times Hedo came up short on the effort meter – too often his effort needle never budged.
So I say good riddance Hedo. Take your “BALL” and go away. (Although I do thank you for the comedic genius you have left me with in this clip)