Hedo Turkolgu was predictably booed in his first return to Toronto on Sunday.
ďPeople have to realize itís not always the players,Ē said Turkoglu. ďPeople just got to see whatís really going on and make a judgment after that. Iím not a random guy. Chris (Bosh) was an all-star. Other guys, all-stars, too. You have to ask them what was the reason that they left. Then people will realize . . . instead of just going after the players. (Vince) Carter, Tracy (McGrady), whatever. I know (Bosh), I hope he doesnít get booed. He gave a lot of good stuff for this organization. I think he deserves to be welcomed in a nice way.Ē
Turkoglu will return to Toronto again on February 25th, which will be a meaningful regular season game.
ďIíve got to come here one more time . . . and get booed again,Ē he said. ďWhen I came here, people think that I wasnít paying attention or I wasnít serious. But this is how I play. And if you look at it in the past, thatís how I do. I enjoy the game, and I go out there and I try to do my best. But here, I guess they misunderstand.Ē