Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 12/19/11

The Twitter account of Evan Turner used to include this in its description: “not a business man, but a business; man!” Yes, the #2 overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft truly embodies that legendary Jay-Z prose as his Chinese shoe & apparel brand Li Ning goes online today

Here are Evan Turner’s shoes ($100)

Turner obviously had a wretched rookie season with the Philadelphia 76ers, but there’s a long way to go to see if he’ll live up to this potential he had when he swept all the college basketball player of the year awards with the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Li-Ning has also signed newly minted New York Knicks guard and two time all-star Baron Davis.

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