Trail Blazers guard Norman Powell says he’s never bee…

Trail Blazers guard Norman Powell says he’s never been around a teammate that participated in Ramadan, but he had heard about Kanter’s practice before arriving in Portland. “It’s amazing to see,” Powell said. “I know it’s because of religious beliefs and hopefully he does what he needs to do and still able to perform. I tip my hat to him for being able to do that.” Kanter won’t be the only Trail Blazer fasting while playing competitive basketball. The Blazers have three Muslim players: Kanter, Jusuf Nurkic and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, the most of any NBA team.
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Not having the support or revenue of sell-out crowds at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto surely made that decision easier. To little surprise, there are players on the team and people within the organization who have been counting down the days until they can pack their bags, take their families and get out of Tampa on the morning of May 17, per sources. It’s hard to blame them, all things considered.
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