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Pelicans wing Tyreke Evans dribbles against Miami defender Ray Allen in a Jan. 7 game

NBA Superlatives: Tyreke Evans


New Orleans Pelicans reserve wing Tyreke Evans recently discussed with some of the moments that stand out from his five-year NBA career. The 24-year-old native of Chester, Pa., played one collegiate season at the University of Memphis, before being drafted fourth overall by the Sacramento Kings in 2009:

Most memorable moment in the NBA: “Winning Rookie of the Year in 2009-10.”
Most memorable dunk in the NBA: “I had a nice one on Gary Neal in San Antonio.”
Most embarrassing moment in the NBA: “I had to carry a girl’s backpack when I was a rookie in Sacramento.”
Most surprising thing about the NBA as a rookie: “How different it was from college on the floor.”
Most underrated player in the NBA: “My former teammate, point guard Isaiah Thomas of Sacramento.”
Favorite road arena: “Utah. I don’t know why, but I’ve always played well there.”
Favorite road trip, based on the city: “Los Angeles and New York.”