BOSTON — Evan Turner was spotted chatting with LeBron James after the Celtics’ blowout win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday. After the game, he revealed what he had to say to the Cavs star.
“I was talking to (Cavs guard) Iman Shumpert because we went to middle school together,” Turner said. “And then LeBron came over to me because I’m (an Ohio State) Buckeye or whatever, and I told him I know a little guy who can beat his young guy. He asked me who, and I said, ‘Andre Iguodala Jr.’
“We just laughed about that.”
That’s some high praise for the son of Turner’s old Philadelphia 76ers teammate, seeing as how LeBron James Jr., at age 10, already has a half-dozen YouTube highlight videos.
According to Turner, though, little Andre can ball, too.
“He’s pretty tall, too. He’s, like, 7 and he’s up to here,” Turner said, holding a hand just below his chest. “He’s going to be pretty good. He can actually shoot. He can’t dribble to save his life, (though).”
There’s a strong chance the two youngsters could get to see their fathers go head-to-head later this spring. James’ Cavs are regarded by many as the favorites to win the Eastern Conference, and Iguodala’s new team, the Golden State Warriors, enters the playoffs as the top seed in the West.
James sat out Sunday’s game at TD Garden, which the Celtics won 117-78.
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