Biden should prioritize human rights at Beijing talks says NBA champion

Basketball 11/17/21, 14:59

An award-winning basketballer urged Joe Biden to pressure China to stop abusing human rights on Nov. 15. Enes Kanter wants the president to "stop playing games" with Beijing. The Boston Celtics center wants the Democrat to slam Chinese leader Xi Jinping's mistreatment of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibetan buddhists, and Uighur native ...

Undeterred: NBA player doubles down on genocide allegations against CCP

News 10/23/21, 16:29

After Boston Celtics player Enes Kanter lambasted the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for violating the human rights of Tibetans on Wednesday, the CCP canceled NBA television broadcasts in the Asian country. On Friday, the player doubled down on his criticism of the regime's genocide against Uighurs and other ethnic and ...

NBA star criticizes Chinese regime and the CCP cancels his team’s telecast

China 10/21/21, 16:20

Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter has criticized through his social networks the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its leader Xi Jinping for the repression of the Tibetan people. The regime quickly retaliated and canceled television broadcasts, which could cause millions of dollars in losses for the NBA.  Kanter, star of the ...

US senator seeks safe passage for Blazers star Enes Kanter

Sports 05/14/19, 18:11

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden wants to ensure Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter, a Turkish star whom Turkey wants arrested for his criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will be able to safely travel to Canada for a possible NBA championship series against the Toronto RaptorsThe Oregon senator wrote Tuesday ...

NBA fires Turkish company that left Kanter off a tweet

Basketball 05/02/19, 18:55

The NBA reacted in support of Portland's Enes Kanter on Thursday, not long after the league's Turkish-centric Twitter account failed to mention Kanter's efforts in the Trail Blazers' victory over Denver in Game 2 of the teams' Western Conference semifinal series.The league also fired the Turkish company in charge of ...

Enes Kanter goes for 26 in Game 1 even with sore shoulder

Sports 04/30/19, 01:53

Enes Kanter didn't even think about his sore left shoulder as he soared in for a first-quarter dunk and hung from the rim with his left hand.Then, he grimaced and briefly grabbed the shoulder.On the bench soon after, Kanter pointed to his head as if to say he needed to ...

Jokic helps Nuggets win Game 1 over Portland

Basketball 04/30/19, 01:40

Nikola Jokic scored 37 points and the Denver Nuggets withstood Damian Lillard's 39-point effort and Enes Kanter's strong return to Portland's lineup in a 121-113 win over the well-rested Trail Blazers in the opener of their second-round playoff series Monday night.Lillard, who struck for 50 points, including a 37-footer at ...

Jokic’s 37 points leads Nuggets past Portland 121-113

Sports 04/30/19, 00:20

Nikola Jokic scored 37 points and the Denver Nuggets withstood Damian Lillard's 39-point effort and Enes Kanter's strong return to Portland's lineup in a 121-113 win over the well-rested Trail Blazers in the opener of their second-round playoff series Monday night.Lillard, who struck for 50 points, including a 37-footer at ...

Portland’s Kanter uncertain for 2nd round with hurt shoulder

Basketball 04/26/19, 14:56

Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter's status for the second round of the playoffs remains uncertain because of a shoulder injury as Portland waits to learn its opponent.Kanter says he separated his left shoulder early on during Portland's deciding Game 5 against Oklahoma City on Tuesday in the opening round. The ...

Kanter, Siakam among players starring in their support roles

Sports 04/25/19, 10:33

Just a few months ago, Enes Kanter was toiling for a New York Knicks team that was heading nowhere.Now, he's a significant contributor for a Portland Trail Blazers team heading to the Western Conference semifinals.Kanter is one of several players starring in their supporting roles and helped put their respective ...

Westbrook leads Thunder past Trail Blazers, 120-108

Sports 04/19/19, 23:26

Russell Westbrook called his play in Game 2 "unacceptable."It was more than acceptable in Game 3. He had 33 points and 11 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-108 on Friday night to cut their series deficit to 2-1.Paul George added 22 points, Jerami Grant ...

Enes Kanter making most of second chance with Trail Blazers

Basketball 04/15/19, 14:59

Looking back on it now, the Trail Blazers were clearly smart to pick up Enes Kanter after he was waived by the New York Knicks.Kanter was brought aboard by Portland as insurance for the final stretch of the season, meant to back up starter Jusuf Nurkic.Then Nurkic broke his leg ...

Portland wins Game 1 against the Thunder 104-99

Sports 04/14/19, 17:28

Damian Lillard scored 30 points and the third-seeded Portland Trail Blazers opened their playoff series against the No. 6 Oklahoma City Thunder with a 104-99 victory on Sunday.Enes Kanter added 20 points and a career playoff-high 18 rebounds for the Blazers, who were making their sixth straight postseason appearance. CJ ...

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