Pacers Myles Turner Dons Han Solo Costume for Star Wars Night at Gainbridge Fieldhouse

Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner attended Star Wars night at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in a Han Solo costume, with his girlfriend dressed as Princess Leia.
‣ The event included Star Wars-themed activities and merchandise, and fans could take photos with popular Star Wars characters.
‣ Turner, who also dressed up in a Harry Potter costume for Halloween, revealed that he enjoys building Legos in his downtime.

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Myles Turner, the center for Indiana Pacers, made quite the entrance at Star Wars night. He showed up at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, dressed as Han Solo. His girlfriend, whom he’s kept out of the limelight, was right there with him, dressed as Princess Leia.

For the photo promotion, Myles donned a Sith robe and sported a lightsaber. Fans who bought a $25 ticket got a limited-edition Star Wars shirt, a hot dog, chips, and a Pepsi product.

Throughout the game, fans could avail discounted NBA-related merchandise and participate in Star Wars-themed events. The concourse was buzzing with activities and in-game entertainment. Face painters were also present for the fans.

“Leia, we’re home ” tweeted the Indiana Pacers, sharing a picture of Myles in his Han Solo costume. “Three years, three fits. Myles Turner always comes through for Star Wars Night,” they added in another tweet.

Fans were informed that T-Shirts could be picked up outside section 13 once doors opened, up until the end of halftime. The $15 tickets, however, were sold out. Special products in the team store were now on the shelves.

Popular Star Wars characters like Stormtroopers, Boba Fett, Jango Fett, Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader, and Chewbacca were all ready for photoshoots.

Myles Turner is no stranger to costumes. This nine-year veteran is a big fan of the fantasy genre. On Halloween, he and his girlfriend wore Harry Potter-themed costumes. He dressed as Harry Potter, and she went as Hermione Granger.

But Stars Wars and Harry Potter are just the tip of the iceberg. Turner has another passion – building Legos. After Indiana’s 128-119 win over the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA In-Season Tournament semifinals on Dec. 7, Turner revealed his love for Legos.

“I build Legos — it’s literally all I do in my downtime. It’s a way to take my mind off of things,” he said. “Put some music on, a show on; at least 3-4 hours of my day I’m putting stuff together. I’ve already built 12 different projects. I’ve gone through 120,000 Legos since the season started.”

Turner seems to be a cool dude, not afraid to be himself. In 24 starts this season, he’s averaging 16.9 points, a career-high 7.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 2.0 blocks, and 27.2 minutes per game. The University of Texas product is shooting 50.2% from the floor, 33% beyond the arc, and 77.2% at the foul line.

In the Pacers’ 121-116 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Nov. 3, the center recorded a season-high 27 points, nine rebounds, two steals, and two blocks in 31 minutes of action.

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