May 18, 2010 was the night of the 2010 NBA lottery. Representing the Sixers was point guard Jrue Holiday.
We didn't expect much since the chances of us getting a high pick were slim.
The lottery balls were being tossed around and we thought: "We aren't going to get any of the big three guys, so what's the point?"
Well, it turns out we spoke too soon.
The Sixers were projected to get the sixth pick in the draft, but when Golden State got the sixth pick, you could see the smile growing on Holiday's face.
Then the fifth pick came around, and we still weren't called.
Then the fourth, the third and...
The Sixers got the second pick overall! (Not so lucky to get the first.)
The sneaky smirk on Holiday's face was priceless. He felt as if we got away with something and, for the first time, we caught a break.
The chance of this happening was unlikely, but it happened.
June 24, 2010 'twas the night the Philadelphia 76ers drafted Evan Turner.
Fate brought Turner into our hands for a reason.
Now Turner is working hard his rookie season, focusing on being a great NBA player and living up to his potential.
Whether good or bad, we're off to the 10 things we've learned about Turner so far this season.