Enes Kanter RUMORS & NEWS

  • Turkish NBA player responds to white nationalist rally: 'America only needs one torch'

    USA Today "Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter isn’t afraid to speak out when he feels strongly about a political issue, as we saw in his home country of Turkey this offseason. But as thousands of protesters gathered in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday — which city officials recently declared an..." August 12

  • Enes Kanter 'I Woulda Been Murdered In Jail ... If They'd Sent Me Back to Turkey'

    TMZ "Enes Kanter says he'd probably be DEAD if he had been shipped back to Turkey after his passport was canceled last month ... claiming the Turkish govt. is out to kill him. The OKC Thunder star (and outspoken critic of the Turkish govt.) was detained by police in Romania on May 20 -- and has..." June 30

  • Enes Kanter's Father Reportedly Released from Turkish Custody

    Bleacher Report "Oklahoma City Thunder big man Enes Kanter's father was reportedly released from police custody in Turkey on Wednesday. The Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com) cited the private Dogan news agency, noting university professor Mehmet Kanter was released after five days in custody as long as he..." June 08

  • Enes Kanter issues statement after his father is arrested in Turkey

    KFOR "It seemed like a nightmare for the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Enes Kanter. While overseas for a series of basketball clinics for his foundation, Kanter learned that the Turkish government was trying to find him. Immediately, Kanter says he knew that he needed to get back to the United States..." June 02

  • Enes Kanter says father was arrested by Turkish government

    Fox Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter says his father has been arrested by the Turkish government, a week after the country reportedly issued a warrant for his own arrest. A Turkish judge issued a warrant for Kanter's arrest after investigation to his alleged association with separatist..." June 02

  • Thunder's Enes Kanter responds to Turkey's arrest warrant

    Sporting News "Enes Kanter isn't scared of anyone, not even a government that has declared him a fugitive from the law. When a pro-government newspaper in Turkey released a story Friday saying Kanter had a warrant out for his arrest because of his alleged involvement with an Islamic preacher based in the..." May 27

  • Nick Collison-Enes Kanter a Terrorist? 'He Wouldn't Hurt a Fly'

    TMZ "Nick Collison's got his teammate Enes Kanter's back and wants to make it perfectly clear -- Enes is definitely NOT a terrorist. We got the Oklahoma City Thunder power forward out at Catch in Weho Friday night ... he tells us Kanter's an awesome dude and -- despite not knowing the full story..." May 27

  • Enes Kanter Arrest Sought by Turkey for Alleged Involvement in Terror Group

    Bleacher Report "Turkey has reportedly issued a warrant for the arrest of Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter on accusations of alleged involvement with a terrorist organization. According to AFP (h/t Yahoo), pro-government Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah reported the warrant is due to Kanter's previous..." May 26

  • Enes Kanter: America 'is my home now'

    Sporting News "Enes Kanter made headlines this weekend when he sent a video from his Twitter account with the caption, "I'm being held at Romanian airport by Police!!." Kanter has since returned home to the United States after what he called Monday during a conference call, "one of the craziest experiences I’ve..." May 22

  • Enes Kanter back in United States, will have news conference Monday

    ESPN "After being detained in Romania and having his passport revoked, Enes Kanter is back in the United States after landing in New York on Sunday morning, his agent told ESPN. Kanter tweeted late Saturday he was planning to do a news conference once he returned to the U.S., but agent Hilmi Cilnar..." May 21

  • Enes Kanter released by Romanian authorities after airport detention

    New York Times "Enes Kanter, a center for the N.B.A.’s Oklahoma City Thunder, said in a video posted on Twitter Saturday morning that he had been detained at a Romanian airport, with the authorities telling him that his passport had been canceled. Kanter, who is Turkish, said his political opposition to..." May 20

  • Explaining Enes Kanter’s airport detention and why it’s so serious

    Fox Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter says he's being detained at an airport in Romania because his Turkish passport has been revoked. "I'm being held at Romanian airport by Police," the Thunder big man tweeted along with a video on Saturday (which happened to be his birthday). If..." May 20

  • OKC's Enes Kanter detained in Romania

    ESPN "Oklahoma City Thunder forward Enes Kanter is being detained in Romania after his passport was "cancelled" by the Turkish embassy on Saturday morning, he said in a video posted to Twitter. Kanter, who arrived in Bucharest from Jakarta, Indonesia as part of his 2017 Enes Kanter LightFoundation..." May 20

  • Did Billy Donovan tell Mo Cheeks he “can’t play Kanter?” Sure looks like it.

    Pro Basketball Talk "Enes Kanter came off the bench for the Thunder Sunday and played 16:29 minutes, scoring eight points and grabbing three rebounds. That’s five minutes, six points and almost four rebounds off his average. Kanter is a good offensive big man, but it’s no secret he gets exposed when he has to move..." April 17

  • Kanter: Westbrook made Thunder teammates better, more 'Russ-er'

    The Player's Tribune "So I broke my arm. You may have heard about it. And if you haven’t heard about it, well, then … I’m sorry I brought it up. Because this injury, to be honest, it was not a smart one. It was in late January, during a home game against the Mavericks, in the heat of the moment. I saw this..." April 15