Last week, Pacers center Myles Turner created a minor stir with a social media post that read, "This ain't P," after contributing six points, three rebounds, one block and playing one second of the overtime period in a 101-98 loss to the Boston Celtics on Jan. 10.
The phrase was made popular by rapper Gunna and basically means, This isn't cool.
It launched a great deal of speculation about Turner's feelings about the franchise as he had publicly questioned his role with the team earlier in the season and trade rumors continue to swirl around him. He didn't help the issue with his answers when asked about the social media posts.
"I just think that got blown way out of proportion for no reason," Turner said. "All I personally meant by that was I'm just not enjoying the losing aspect of this thing right now. We lost a very close game in Boston, a very winnable game. It was frustrating for me and frustrating for my camp. I have a lot of people that care about me, a lot of people that care about winning, a lot of people that care about this team, so that's pretty much all that was.
"I hope we can just lay that to rest because I feel like people are trying (to say), 'Oh, he wants out! Oh, he's trying to get traded!' and it's none of that."
Prior to the Pacers game against the Los Angles Lakers on Wednesday, Turner put a picture of Cryto.com arena with a Bat Signal on top on Instagram. One interpretation of that would be Turner suggesting the Lakers trade for him. Turner has been injured and hasn't spoken to the media since that social media post but he did have a far less cryptic one after the Pacers' shocking victory over Golden State early Friday morning:
"Now That's P" he tweeted with a smiling, sunglasses-wearing emoji.
No starters, no problem: Pacers reserves stun Steph Curry, Warriors in OT
Now That’s 🅿️ 😎
— Myles Turner (@Original_Turner) January 21, 2022
The Pacers beat the Warriors despite having all five projected starters -- Turner, Domantas Sabonis, Caris LeVert, Malcolm Brogdon and T.J. Warren -- out injured.
No word on what Turner's camp thought of his latest tweet but give him credit for having a sense of humor.
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