Whenever Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner is around comedian Mike Epps, he knows some jokes are coming his way. It’s pretty much bound to happen.
“Just making fun of my feet and how big I am,” Turner said. “He’s a funny dude.”
Epps’ personal favorite is when he compares Turner to a popular Atlanta rapper.
“A 6-11 Future,” Epps told The Undefeated over the phone recently, before bursting out in laughter.
As much as their growing friendship revolves around fun and laughter, their love for the Pacers and the Indianapolis community is what brings them together. As Turner, 23, enters his fifth NBA season and Epps, 48, prepares to star with fellow comedian Eddie Murphy in the Netflix movie Dolemite Is My Name with limited release on Friday, they came together Sept. 26 for a panel discussion at Indianapolis’ Shortridge High School to motivate hundreds of teens.