he went through some really serious stuff before the time he was 5. several times it should have been curtains for him but he showed a heck of a lot of fight. i think he has this thing that nothing will beat him. he needed that to fight through all his illness and ailments. i think he's a fighter, he uses that strength at times on the court. "Turner was born weighing 10 pounds (4.5 kg). Within his first year, he endured chicken pox, pneumonia, asthma, and measles. The 1989 Chicago measles epidemic caused Turner to desperately need emergency room services. He encountered severe breathing problems that required the removal of his adenoids and tonsils. At the age of 3, he was hit by a car, resulting in a concussion and stitches. Oversized baby teeth and an overbite caused a speech impediment that necessitated speech therapy."