Myles Turner hits Cleveland for the NBA Finals, interviews players

Turner asked Tristan Thompson who his favorite NBA rookie was this season...

Turner asked Tristan Thompson who his favorite rookie was… [Photo: @mgwalks]

Pacers rookie phenom Myles Turner flew to Cleveland to serve as a social media corespondent for the NBA. The 20-year-old kept busy on Thursday, hosting a Facebook Live interview and then going on court to interview players.

First up on Thursday, Turner interviewed Cavaliers veteran Richard Jefferson, who is 15 years older than the Pacers’ center. Turner handled himself very well, asking good questions and appearing relaxed throughout the interview that appeared Facebook Live.

[Click here to watch Turner’s interview with Jefferson.]

Turner then had some fun going out on the basketball court for on-court interviews. While near the podium of fellow big man Tristan Thompson, Turner asked him who his favorite rookie was this season.

Thompson rolled with it and gave a great answer.

“Ummmmmmm. Well, last time I remember he had like dreads,” he said, seeing that Turner changed his hairstyle. “He played for Indiana, but I don’t know where he went. Now I just see like a tall guy from Texas with an afro. I’d say Myles Turner, he’s my favorite.”

Turner then returned to a room at Quicken Loans Arena to interview a player on the other side of the Finals — in Warriors guard Harrison Barnes. [Click here to watch.]

Turner will likely remain in Cleveland for Game 4, set for Friday at 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC. The Warriors have a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

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