Friday, May 22, 2015

Evan Turner sets, loses Guinness World Record

76ers PR guru Michael Preston tweeted out a surprise this morning.

Evan Turner sets, loses Guinness World Record

Evan Turner and his Guinness World Record plaque. (Photo via Michael Preston, Sixers PR)
Evan Turner and his Guinness World Record plaque. (Photo via Michael Preston, Sixers PR)

76ers PR guru Michael Preston tweeted out a surprise this morning.

It turns out that while in Orlando for the All-Star Game festivities, Evan Turner set a Guinness World Record for a very specific feat. Turner hit 14 shots from behind the backboard in one minute.

It's worth noting that not only is this a world record, but it is an official Guinness World Record, as Guinness had one of their notoriously strict judges on-hand to verify the results. 

We at Philly.com offer our sincere congratulations and hope that Turner someday gets to use this talent of his during an actual NBA game which would be totally sweet.

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Update:

We hope that Evan Turner enjoyed his literal 15-minutes of fame. Not too long after Turner's record was announced, the Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio went and bested it. According to the T'wolves PR Twitter account, Rubio drained 18 shots in one minute from behind the backboard. 

Sorry Evan. I'm sure you're very disappointed. Hopefully you'll find something to do at the NBA All-Star Weekend to take your mind off of things.

 

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