Poor Enes Kanter.
The Oklahoma City Thunder big man, and former Kentucky Wildcat, was held at a Romanian Airport without being allowed to enter the country. Why? Because Kanter doesn’t support Erdogan, Turkey’s current President. The Turkish government cancelled Kanter’s travel documents. NBA officials were able to help Kanter get out of the jam, and he flew to London, then back to the United States.
It hasn’t been easy-going for Kanter in his career. He was deemed ineligible to play NCAA basketball in his freshman year at Kentucky, so he went to the NBA. Since then, his family has “disowned” him for not supporting the establishment in Turkey. On top of that, Kanter broke his own arm punching a chair during the NBA’s regular season this year. And now this. But hey, he’s taking it in stride and not sweating it too bad (see tweets of the day).
Tweets of the day
I'm being held at Romanian airport by Police!! pic.twitter.com/uYZMBqKx54— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) May 20, 2017
All good baby!— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) May 20, 2017
Gonna give press conference tomorrow in NY.
Got lots of things to say with lots of crazy stories.
Ohhh Yeeahhh pic.twitter.com/CXktUXk2PS
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