Enes Kanter calls out NBA Europe account

2018-12-03T23:55:58+00:00 2018-12-04T00:56:14+00:00.

Stefan Djordjevic

03/Dec/18 23:55


An NBA Europe photo featuring the best three Turkish NBA talents excluded Enes Kanter causing the player’s reaction.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

The official NBA Europe Instagram account posted a picture with Ersan Ilyasova, Cedi Osman, and Furkan Korkmaz while posing the following question: “Celebrating the best Turkish talent in the NBA, which player do you think has had the best season so far?”

Many followers worldwide noticed the absence of Enes Kanter from the chosen group and so did the player himself. As a result, Kanter reacted on Twitter and accused the Association of “not standing up for inclusion and human rights” as well as being “scared of dictator Erdogan” (Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkish President).

The average stats so far in the 2018-19 season of the four players are the following:

Furkan Korkmaz: 4.9 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists – 11.9 minutes
Ersan Ilyasova: 7.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists – 20.9 minutes
Cedi Osman: 11.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists – 31.9 minutes
Enes Kanter: 15 points, 11.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists – 27.5 minutes

UPDATE: NBA Europe created a new image that includes Enes Kanter and the forward of the Knicks accepted their apology.


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