Let’s get this one out of the way, tough night last night and things didn’t go our way! It’s not about how hard you fall, it’s about how quick you get up. It’s a process to profit in the long run and I’m here to tell you that you aren’t going to win every single day. It’s sports and anything can happen, even if the numbers tell a different story.
Enes Kanter of the Knicks is being seeked out by Turkish prosecutors for talking trash about Turkey’s president via a series of tweets. They are seeking to give him 4 years of jail time for the series of tweets he posted back in 2016. Kanter called the Turkish President the Hitler of our century. Pretty strong words!
I guess earlier this year, Kanter was detained at an airport in Romania because his passport had expired but U.S. officials stepped in and got him the green light to return to the U.S. Basically, Kanter called his agent and was like, “Hey, my passport expired so they won’t let me get on the plane back to U.S.A. If they send me back to my home country, I’ll be killed.” Literally. Then I’m sure there was some money sent to the Romanian officials to let this one slide and get Kanter on the plane back to U.S.A. Once he got back to the U.S. his agent told him to destroy his passport so that there is no way he can leave the country. Pretty brilliant idea.
I would wonder if this Turkish President is as crazy as Kanter says he is if he would send people into the U.S. to hunt Kanter down. I guess only time will tell. It would be similar to the Cubans who wait outside the hotels of Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig demanding money on every road trip since they work for the gang that smuggled them into the country so they could get the contracts that they did. I would say money would be more of a motive than revenge for a few tweets but you never know.
Best part is that Kanter says he doesn’t care about it and he is used to it. “Four years man? That’s it for all the trash I’ve been talking? C’mon guys, you know I’m just focused on playing basketball and getting in the playoffs. RIIIIOGHHHTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT. 100% focused on being an 8 seed in the weak Eastern Conference while your family is in danger.
Side note – not going to get too deep into politics but can you imagine if people could get jail time for talking shit on twitter about the President in America? I’m not sure Trump would be able to find enough jail space…LO