Former Celtic Evan Turner on when he met Michael Jordan for the first time

A lot of top picks in the NBA draft end up meeting NBA legend Michael Jordan, but it was especially surreal for former Boston Celtics player and assistant coach Evan Turner.

In a recent interview on the Fubo Sports Network “No Chill with Gilbert Arenas” podcast, Turner recounted his experience meeting MJ, contrasting it with Kwame Brown’s perspective.

Turner attended a birthday celebration for Jordan’s agent, David Falk, and was surprised to see Jordan there. Despite the dress code, Jordan wore jeans and exuded an aura of greatness. Turner acknowledged the risk of meeting idols, recalling when Jordan compared him to Randy Brown and the motivation it provided.

To hear the talk from Turner’s experience meeting “His Airness” for yourself in full, check out the clip embedded below.

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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire