Kenneth Faried Rumors

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Kenneth Faried
Position: F
Born: 11/19/89
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:227 lbs. / 103.4 kg.
Salary: $12,921,348
What is your view on extremist groups who say they are Muslim? Faried: To me it’s like, ‘Hey you have extremist Christians.’ So you have debates for both sides. As long as you don’t in a sense try to disrespect my faith and beliefs, like I’m OK with it. I can’t control what you’re doing and what you believe in. Kanter: It sucks, man. The majority, almost all, Muslims are peaceful. But you have radicals who do stupid things that no Muslims approve of and they become the face of Muslims in the media. Most Muslims I know donate money to charity, and help others. They are good neighbors.
Faried: It’s not really that big of a deal. It’s not as before where, if you’re Muslim coming into the league then you’re looked down upon or disrespected. It’s more so hey, whatever religion you are it doesn’t matter. … So, for me it doesn’t really matter what you are, it just matters how you play the game. And that’s all they care about. Kanter: The NBA is like a family, people are respectful of my faith, and the faith of others. The NBA is inclusive and you can be yourself. Most treat me just like everyone else.
Kenneth Faried strongly expressed his desire to be a starter at media day. How did you take those public comments? Arturas Karnisovas: We welcome that. It’s a competitive spirit, and we want our training camp to be competitive. We didn’t want to just give guys playing time. We want them to earn it. That’s a good approach. Whoever earns minutes in the preseason is going to play.