Turkey Rumors

Enes Kanter: Revoke my passport haha 😂 Ain’t no one stopping me 😉 Not even you #DictatorErdogan 💯 Much love from Canada 🇨🇦 ❤️ @RT_Erdogan 😘

Enes Kanter believes he’s on a Knicks team that should challenge for a spot in the NBA playoffs, but says folks in his native Turkey — a nation of almost 80 million — are unable to watch his games because he’s been an outspoken critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “Yeah, I got a lot of friends and family [who] cannot watch my games,” Kanter told SNY.tv on Thursday after practice. “They don’t even show no New York Knicks games in Turkey because of me. Last year they didn’t show no OKC games. This year no New York games just because of me. And they ban my Twitter in Turkey, too.” One league source said it’s “obvious” the Turkish government is “avoiding showing Kanter’s games,” but that basketball fans in Turkey with NBA League Pass can “watch whatever games they want.” A spokesman at the Turkish consulate told SNY.tv by phone, “I cannot know if these channels are also blocking Enes Kanter’s games or not, so I cannot know it.”
Enes Kanter believes he’s on a Knicks team that should challenge for a spot in the NBA playoffs, but says folks in his native Turkey — a nation of almost 80 million — are unable to watch his games because he’s been an outspoken critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “Yeah, I got a lot of friends and family [who] cannot watch my games,” Kanter told SNY.tv on Thursday after practice.
“They don’t even show no New York Knicks games in Turkey because of me. Last year they didn’t show no OKC games. This year no New York games just because of me. And they ban my Twitter in Turkey, too.” One league source said it’s “obvious” the Turkish government is “avoiding showing Kanter’s games,” but that basketball fans in Turkey with NBA League Pass can “watch whatever games they want.” A spokesman at the Turkish consulate told SNY.tv by phone, “I cannot know if these channels are also blocking Enes Kanter’s games or not, so I cannot know it.”
Me: So what is the chance you come back to the NBA some day? Jan Vesely: Actually, I’m still thinking about it. It’s not like I’ve closed the door. I’m waiting for the right situation, like we were talking about. For me, personally, the important thing is to have a good coach who understands you and understands what you can do. I don’t want to go back or only I say ‘okay, I’m here, what are we going to do?’ I don’t want that. I like basketball and I like to compete. And Coach Obradovic, he’s given me that position. And if I go back one day I want to be at least in the similar situation. I’m not expecting to come and be the main player and to be I don’t know what. But to exactly know what situations I’m okay in, or what I’m accustomed, or my job is this. If a coach or GM tells me your job is to make these kinds of rebounds and play defense and score this, and I do that, I expect to keep playing. Sometimes that didn’t happen when I was there. But looking for the good situation and team. So I didn’t close the door for sure.