Boston Celtics swingman Evan Turner wrapped up his All-Star break back at Ohio State University, where his No. 21 jersey was retired before the Buckeyes' 76-66 win over rival Michigan on Tuesday night at Value City Arena.
During a pregame speech, Turner became emotional while thanking his mother for her sacrifices in helping him fulfill his basketball dreams. But Turner managed to keep things light while wrapping things up.
Turning to acknowledge Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, who had made the trip to Columbus, Turner said, "Oh, Danny Ainge, thanks for coming. In July, you can pay me all you want."
Turner will be an unrestricted free agent after the 2015-16 season.
Turner had additional Celtics support with fellow former Buckeye Jared Sullinger in attendance. Some of Turner's other teammates, like Isaiah Thomas and Kelly Olynyk, both tweeted messages celebrating Turner's jersey retirement.