Enes Kanter heard there are NBA stars who won’t play without a vaccine

2020-05-30T22:39:30+00:00 2020-05-30T22:58:24+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

30/May/20 22:39


The NBA is planning its resumption but some stars aren’t that eager to play.

By Eurohoops teaminfo@eurohoops.net

Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter was “shocked” to hear that there are some NBA stars who don’t want to play at all before there is a vaccine for the coronavirus. Something that basically means that they don’t plan to return to court anytime soon since there’s nothing concrete regarding when a coronavirus cure will be available.

In a video interview with NBC’s Chris Fosberg, Kanter revealed a discussion he had with some of his friends from other teams. The Turkish big man mentioned that his friends told him that certain superstars won’t play when the NBA resumes.

“This is my ninth year in the league, I have so many friends on different teams, right? I was actually talking to one of my friends and he said—I’m not going to tell who or which team—but he said, ‘”here’s so many guys on our team that they’re not going to play.’ They’re actually in the Eastern Conference, they’re in a playoff spot. And they’re like superstars. Like, if I told you who it is, you’d go crazy,” Kanter said.

“They said ‘hey, we are not going to play,’ They said that until they find a vaccine, until they find a cure, they are not going to play,” Kanter later added before saying that: “I was shocked by those players that don’t want to play. If they don’t play… Those people are All-Star players.”

The NBA has set July 31 as the targeted date for the resumption of the season. ESPN reported that the Board of Governors is expected to have a vote on Thursday (4/6) to approve commissioner Adam Silver’s proposal on formats for the season restart.