I always wondered how he did it; barrelling through defenders, throwing down inhuman putback dunks, swatting away shots with his chiseled arms. Like everyone else, I was swept up in Hedomania, back in those heady days of the 2009-10 season, when Turkoglu (or “The Raging Istan-bull” as we knew him) was making the Raptors true title contenders.
On some level, I think that deep down we all knew it was too good to be true, but we wanted to believe the lie. It’s not fair for any one man to dominate the game as Turkoglu has done over the past decade.
The dream is over. Read the full story here.