INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 20: Myles Turner #33 of the Indiana Pacers reacts in the second quarter of Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2017 NBA Playoffs against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 20, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)


Myles Turner spent his weekend shooting hoops with UT students, Migos and Chance the Rapper

Posted May 8th, 2017


Who says you can’t work a little while on a trip? Former Longhorn Myles Turner proves basketball is a lifestyle.

This weekend, the Indiana Pacers star took a trip back to his home state. While there, he caught up with some of the biggest names in hip hop to shoot some hoops.

Chance the Rapper and rap group Migos played JMBLYA Festival Saturday at Circuit of the Americas. The guys made a friendly wager of $100,00 on a game of knockout.

In case you need a refresher on how to play the game: Multiple people in a line try to get a shot in before the person ahead of them. Turner didn’t look phased in front of the crowd.

The big question: Who won? Turner later tweeted that Quavo of Migos took one of the three games they played.

The basketball fun didn’t end there. On Sunday, he invited fans to play with him at UT’s Gregory Gym.

The Longhorn family didn’t let him down.

The Pacers may be out of the playoffs, but Turner proves he’s still a force to be reckoned with.

Not a bad way to spend a weekend in Austin.


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