Enes Kanter tells Nuggets to control their fans after one yelled, ‘Go back to Turkey. Oh wait, you can’t!’

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Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter had his Turkish passport revoked, as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has targeted Kanter for his speech.

That became fodder for a heckler in Denver last night.

Royce Young of ESPN:


Sparked by Russell Westbrook, the NBA is now confronting the racism players face. It’s time to stop the xenophobia, too.

Want to chant “Kanter sucks” because he knocked over a Nuggets player? Totally fine (even if Kanter got pushed into Torrey Craig by Nikola Jokic). Kanter is an antagonist who goads rival fan bases into loathing him.

But telling him to go back to his own country crosses a line. This instance is especially disgusting because the fan is mocking Kanter for having his freedoms encroached by an authoritarian.