Mehmet Kanter—father of Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter—has been released from custody less than a week after being arrested by the Turkish government, according to reports from international news agency AFP.
The Turkish government’s ongoing antagonization of Thunder big man Enes Kanter has apparently continued this morning, as Kanter declared that his father was arrested by the state. Last week, the government reportedly issued an arrest warrant for Kanter, and two weeks ago he was detained in Romania after the government…
The pro-government Turkish newspaper The Daily Sabah has reported that prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter, accusing him of “being a member of a terrorist organization.”
During a press conference this morning and an appearance on Outside The Lines, Thunder center Enes Kanter provided more details about his brief detainment in Romania yesterday.
Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter has been detained in Romania, claiming that he has been held by police for hours and that his passport has been seized on orders from the Turkish embassy.
In what was a thoroughly embarrassing 31-point Game 1 defeat at the hands of the Houston Rockets, perhaps no Thunder player was exposed more than backup center Enes Kanter.
Thunder big man Enes Kanter, clearly fed up with his team’s first-half struggles against the lowly Dallas Mavericks, took his frustrations out on an innocent bench chair and socked it. He probably didn’t expect it to bite back, but he somehow failed to properly punch a stationary chair, and he left the game injured.
Hey, want to smile for a few minutes? Then please enjoy Thunder centers Steven Adams and Enes Kanter hangin’ with dogs and kids:
At the end of the third quarter of OKC’s 106-90 win over Portland, Enes Kanter put up—well, he put up this:
After last night, it felt like we’d seen the last of the drama that this year’s NBA free-agency period had to offer. But then the Blazers went and signed Thunder center and restricted free agent Enes Kanter to a max offer sheet, which puts Oklahoma City’s front office in a position where they are sort of screwed no…
Since joining the Thunder at the trade deadline, Enes Kanter has been very good offensively and on the glass. To hear Kanter tell it, the biggest reason he is playing so much better is because he was miserable in Salt Lake City. Via Daily Thunder:
The Oklahoma City Thunder are glad they got rid of Reggie Jackson. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are glad; the coach and front office are glad; the fans are glad. By all accounts, by the time they finally traded him yesterday, in a three-way deal that landed him in Detroit, the discontented backup guard had…
It started last night with an angry Enes Kanter. Let's go to the tape:
The...thing you see above is supposed to be the Texas Longhorns logo, drawn by Cleveland Cavaliers sophomore Tristan Thompson, who played college ball at the University of Texas. Instead, it resembles a morose man-bunny.
Look, a lot of sports are happening. MLB playoffs everywhere you look, NFL games up and down the line, college students still hungover from yesterday's football games—it's been a busy weekend. Bet you didn't even know that the first NBA games of the regular season are a mere 23 days away. Let one Jazz rookie and two…
Jazz big man Enes Kanter documented the latter part of the randomness that was his "Summer of Enes" on Twitter:
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