During the NBA All-Star break, Myles Turner took part in the TNT broadcast of the Rising Stars Challenge with Donovan Mitchell.
It’s not easy to conduct a full broadcast with an experienced play-by-play announcer leading the way. Despite that fact, Turner and Mitchell both managed to provide clear and concise insight throughout the night with plenty of highlights.
Myles wanted to share his thoughts on the legacy of Kobe Bryant at the start of the game. He made it clear the “Black Mamba” held great importance to so many people and his impact will be felt around the NBA forever.
The Pacers recently got Victor Oladipo back into the lineup after he recovered from a season-ending torn quad injury last January. Myles shared that he’s glad to have the All-Star guard back playing again. Not just for the sake of his team, but for the NBA, in general.
The city of Indianapolis will be hosting the 2021 NBA All-Star Weekend and Myles made his case for why people need to give the area ‘a shot.’ He praised the area for being ‘a great basketball environment.’
Perhaps most impressive of all, Myles showed off his fortune-teller skills before Luka Dončić managed to heave a shot beyond half-court to end the second quarter. Sure enough, Dončić converted on his attempt.
While it’s a long time away from Myles’ post-NBA career, broadcasting is something he may want to pursue when that time comes. Being able to commentate the Rising Stars Challenge was a great opportunity to gain experience.
It’s not the first time Myles has been a part of the media since entering the NBA. He was selected to be a correspondent for NBA-TV’s Inside Stuff for the 2016 NBA Finals and conducted on-court interviews with players from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors.
Next up for Myles will be the rest of his All-Star break before facing the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 21.