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B in ALB : 1/5/2019 8:08 pm
If posted, I'll delete.

Is this guy legit crazy? Wtf?
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arcarsenal : 1/5/2019 8:10 pm : link
I'd do the same thing if I were him. His father is already in prison there. He was charged as a terror group member. Enes would have a target on his back there - he shouldn't go.

He should get off this team, though... the sooner we can unload this dude, the better.
I think he is nuts but that doesn't mean he is wrong to be fearful  
robbieballs2003 : 1/5/2019 8:12 pm : link
for his life.
Not all that crazy  
idiotsavant : 1/5/2019 8:13 pm : link
The Turkish leader is a demagogue who's been consolidating power and shoving people in jail.left and right.

When he quashed the attempted coup a few years back the islamists were out in force to back him up.

Plus, in squashing the coup it appeared that he had been tipped off and was waiting with a trap essentially.
Wow  
B in ALB : 1/5/2019 8:19 pm : link
I didn't know any of that stuff. That's crazy. Thanks fellas.
He isn't crazy at all for not wanting to go there.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 1/5/2019 8:22 pm : link
Erdogan has it out for him.
He's a bit nuts  
Eli Wilson : 1/5/2019 8:23 pm : link
Lots of bad going on in his life, but why would he be in significantly more danger in London, than in the US?
NYPD kicks ass on that sort of high end task  
idiotsavant : 1/5/2019 8:30 pm : link
. Kantor is known. It may be much more easy for erdo to insert his people into Europe.

But I believe Kantor has spoken out, so that's the motive.

Not sure but per capita erdogan has jailed the most journalists of any nation? Fired thousands of state employees and closed media all over?
I don't love the player  
wigs in nyc : 1/5/2019 8:34 pm : link
but I like the man, and I'm glad that New York has been able to give him a sense of home and peace due to its multicultural ecosystem.
Yeah heís got a pretty crazy  
UConn4523 : 1/5/2019 8:38 pm : link
Life story so for him this isnít odd. Zero chance I risk it either.
RE: He's a bit nuts  
bubba0825 : 1/5/2019 8:38 pm : link
In comment 14248788 Eli Wilson said:
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Lots of bad going on in his life, but why would he be in significantly more danger in London, than in the US?


Seems like a lot of people arenít up on current events
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Kanter is right  
NYG27 : 1/5/2019 9:07 pm : link
Turkey's president is nuts. For those not familiar with him, below is an article discussing 10 distrubing facts about President Erdogan.
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The Turkish president can't be that bad a guy  
JerrysKids : 1/5/2019 9:13 pm : link
our president thinks very highly of him, here is a direct quote. ďItís a great honor and privilege ó because heís become a friend of mine ó to introduce President Erdogan of Turkey,Ē Trump told reporters. ďHeís running a very difficult part of the world. Heís involved very, very strongly and, frankly, heís getting very high marks.Ē
Most surprising  
NYG27 : 1/5/2019 9:15 pm : link
Erdogan had his goon security force attack protesters who were American citizens on American soil and got away with it. Luckily the attacks were caught on camera and the US has banned him from bringing his own security on future visits.
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RE: The Turkish president can't be that bad a guy  
bubba0825 : 1/5/2019 9:15 pm : link
In comment 14248876 JerrysKids said:
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our president thinks very highly of him, here is a direct quote. ďItís a great honor and privilege ó because heís become a friend of mine ó to introduce President Erdogan of Turkey,Ē Trump told reporters. ďHeís running a very difficult part of the world. Heís involved very, very strongly and, frankly, heís getting very high marks.Ē


Turkey has gotten close to Russia in the past year
RE: RE: He's a bit nuts  
Eli Wilson : 1/5/2019 9:26 pm : link
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Lots of bad going on in his life, but why would he be in significantly more danger in London, than in the US?



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and that couldn't happen in the US? I don't get it.

Why would he be in significantly more danger there, than here? It's not like the team is playing in the Middle East somewhere,
Kanter is fiercely outspoken about Turkish politics  
Ten Ton Hammer : 1/5/2019 9:55 pm : link
and has made no secret of his hatred for their president.
The situation in Turkey  
RAIN : 1/5/2019 9:59 pm : link
has been degrading for some time. There's a brain drain going on there, with a lot of people leaving because how close his regime has shifted to a full authoritarian system.
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Del Shofner : 1/5/2019 10:14 pm : link
In comment 14248915 Eli Wilson said:
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Lots of bad going on in his life, but why would he be in significantly more danger in London, than in the US?



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and that couldn't happen in the US? I don't get it.

Why would he be in significantly more danger there, than here? It's not like the team is playing in the Middle East somewhere,


Eli - Putin has made clear his ability to kill his enemies in Great Britain with impunity. A couple of different means have been used. Not saying I am equating Erdogan with Putin, but they are friendly. Banter is not irrational to think he is at greater risk in London than New York.
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Del Shofner : 1/5/2019 10:15 pm : link
Banter = Kanter

damn autocorrect
Erdogan is a nut but Kanter  
PhiPsi125 : 1/5/2019 10:44 pm : link
is a moron for opening his mouth. If you feel the need to be publicly outspoken about a psychopath, then donít piss and moan about the consequences. Or, get the fuck off twitter.
RE: Erdogan is a nut but Kanter  
kennyd : 1/5/2019 11:05 pm : link
In comment 14249090 PhiPsi125 said:
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is a moron for opening his mouth. If you feel the need to be publicly outspoken about a psychopath, then donít piss and moan about the consequences. Or, get the fuck off twitter.


So be silent about a lunatic dictator taking over your country is the right thing to do? Hmmmm....
RE: Erdogan is a nut but Kanter  
wigs in nyc : 1/5/2019 11:10 pm : link
In comment 14249090 PhiPsi125 said:
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is a moron for opening his mouth. If you feel the need to be publicly outspoken about a psychopath, then donít piss and moan about the consequences. Or, get the fuck off twitter.


everyday we outdo ourselves, guys
I heard a rumor that he's going to retire after this season and join  
Anakim : 1/5/2019 11:20 pm : link
the WWE. I shit you not. He's currently dating WWE's Dana Brooke.
RE: I heard a rumor that he's going to retire after this season and join  
EmpireWF : 1/6/2019 12:01 am : link
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the WWE. I shit you not. He's currently dating WWE's Dana Brooke.


He has said he'd like to sign with WWE after he retires....not after this season.
RE: RE: Erdogan is a nut but Kanter  
PhiPsi125 : 1/6/2019 1:16 am : link
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is a moron for opening his mouth. If you feel the need to be publicly outspoken about a psychopath, then donít piss and moan about the consequences. Or, get the fuck off twitter.



So be silent about a lunatic dictator taking over your country is the right thing to do? Hmmmm....


If you value your life and freedom, then...uh yeah. I think you can file this under ďwhat the fuck did you think was going to happen?Ē

Hey, if someone wants to speak out about their beliefs, go for it. However, if I know that the person Iím going to speak out against has no problem killing me or throwing me in jail, Iím probably going to keep my mouth shut.
RE: Not all that crazy  
FStubbs : 1/6/2019 7:13 am : link
In comment 14248767 idiotsavant said:
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The Turkish leader is a demagogue who's been consolidating power and shoving people in jail.left and right.

When he quashed the attempted coup a few years back the islamists were out in force to back him up.

Plus, in squashing the coup it appeared that he had been tipped off and was waiting with a trap essentially.


You mean the fake coup Erdogan created to seize more power right?
RE: RE: I heard a rumor that he's going to retire after this season and join  
Anakim : 1/6/2019 7:20 am : link
In comment 14249290 EmpireWF said:
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the WWE. I shit you not. He's currently dating WWE's Dana Brooke.



He has said he'd like to sign with WWE after he retires....not after this season.



My friend told me he heard that Kanter will retire after the season's over
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FStubbs : 1/6/2019 7:23 am : link
In comment 14249318 PhiPsi125 said:
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is a moron for opening his mouth. If you feel the need to be publicly outspoken about a psychopath, then donít piss and moan about the consequences. Or, get the fuck off twitter.



So be silent about a lunatic dictator taking over your country is the right thing to do? Hmmmm....



If you value your life and freedom, then...uh yeah. I think you can file this under ďwhat the fuck did you think was going to happen?Ē

Hey, if someone wants to speak out about their beliefs, go for it. However, if I know that the person Iím going to speak out against has no problem killing me or throwing me in jail, Iím probably going to keep my mouth shut.


If you value your life and freedom ... sure I think Kanter values his life and freedom. What he's finding is that his freedom is being taken away.
Dont blame  
XBRONX : 1/6/2019 7:26 am : link
Kanter. Look what happened after Erdogan threatened someones business in Turkey.I will leave it at that.
It's not like they are traveling to Turkey, couldn't Erdogon have him  
Elisha10 : 1/6/2019 9:47 am : link
killed here? I am surprised Trump is cozying up to Erdogon, one would have expected him to have a take back Constantinople attitude towards him, but I guess he doesn't want to start WWIII.
RE: It's not like they are traveling to Turkey, couldn't Erdogon have him  
Sonic Youth : 1/6/2019 10:11 am : link
In comment 14249478 Elisha10 said:
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killed here? I am surprised Trump is cozying up to Erdogon, one would have expected him to have a take back Constantinople attitude towards him, but I guess he doesn't want to start WWIII.
how is it in the least bit surprising? Trump loves authoritarians and dictators, because he wishes he could be one.

There is not one thing surprising about it at all.
RE: RE: RE: He's a bit nuts  
BigBlueShock : 1/6/2019 10:12 am : link
In comment 14248915 Eli Wilson said:
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Lots of bad going on in his life, but why would he be in significantly more danger in London, than in the US?



Seems like a lot of people arenít up on current events Link - ( New Window )



and that couldn't happen in the US? I don't get it.

Why would he be in significantly more danger there, than here? It's not like the team is playing in the Middle East somewhere,

Kanter said that London is loaded with ďspiesĒ for whatever thatís worth. No idea why spies couldnít also be patrolling the US but Kanter sure seems to think that London is much more dangerous and heís probably a bit closer to the situation than we are
mentioned this in a post above -  
Del Shofner : 1/6/2019 11:44 am : link
google "Putin murders in Great Britain" - for whatever reason, foreign authoritarians seem to literally get away with murder over there. I realize Erdogan is a different foreign authoritarian than Putin, but I don't blame Kanter for being edgy. For those who say it could happen just as easily here - for whatever reason, it's been happening there and not here, and I'm sure that makes a difference in Kanter's mind.
Kanter is right  
dpinzow : 1/6/2019 11:48 am : link
Anywhere in Europe is more dangerous for him than the US. Easier for Erdogan to go after his political enemies there
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BigBlueShock : 1/6/2019 11:53 am : link
In comment 14249505 Sonic Youth said:
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killed here? I am surprised Trump is cozying up to Erdogon, one would have expected him to have a take back Constantinople attitude towards him, but I guess he doesn't want to start WWIII.

how is it in the least bit surprising? Trump loves authoritarians and dictators, because he wishes he could be one.

There is not one thing surprising about it at all.

You just canít fucking help yourself. Nobody cares about what you think of Trump or anyone else. Every time you show up on a thread you do your best to get it nuked. Enough already
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kennyd : 1/6/2019 12:07 pm : link
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is a moron for opening his mouth. If you feel the need to be publicly outspoken about a psychopath, then donít piss and moan about the consequences. Or, get the fuck off twitter.



So be silent about a lunatic dictator taking over your country is the right thing to do? Hmmmm....



If you value your life and freedom, then...uh yeah. I think you can file this under ďwhat the fuck did you think was going to happen?Ē

Hey, if someone wants to speak out about their beliefs, go for it. However, if I know that the person Iím going to speak out against has no problem killing me or throwing me in jail, Iím probably going to keep my mouth shut.


You would have been perfect in the late 1930's Germany
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PhiPsi125 : 1/6/2019 1:28 pm : link
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is a moron for opening his mouth. If you feel the need to be publicly outspoken about a psychopath, then donít piss and moan about the consequences. Or, get the fuck off twitter.



So be silent about a lunatic dictator taking over your country is the right thing to do? Hmmmm....



If you value your life and freedom, then...uh yeah. I think you can file this under ďwhat the fuck did you think was going to happen?Ē

Hey, if someone wants to speak out about their beliefs, go for it. However, if I know that the person Iím going to speak out against has no problem killing me or throwing me in jail, Iím probably going to keep my mouth shut.



You would have been perfect in the late 1930's Germany


Your one-liners are absolutely hilarious. Please, keep them coming.

There is a place for activism and opposition to these horrible situations and I fully support that. Writing a handful of tweets on social media while fully understanding how it will endanger your life in this situation just seems foolish.
i cant believe this conversation  
wigs in nyc : 1/6/2019 1:44 pm : link
watch this: Fuck Erdogan! Down with Erdogan!

I suppose that was foolish? My fault if I should have to fear for my life?
I like Kanter, he does have a pair of chestnuts.  
GiantsUA : 1/6/2019 1:44 pm : link
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PhiPsi125 : 1/6/2019 1:54 pm : link
In comment 14249817 wigs in nyc said:
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watch this: Fuck Erdogan! Down with Erdogan!

I suppose that was foolish? My fault if I should have to fear for my life?


You're right...completely the same situation.

You showed me!
RE: RE: RE: I heard a rumor that he's going to retire after this season and join  
EmpireWF : 1/6/2019 3:20 pm : link
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the WWE. I shit you not. He's currently dating WWE's Dana Brooke.



He has said he'd like to sign with WWE after he retires....not after this season.




My friend told me he heard that Kanter will retire after the season's over


Don't have to get specifics, but any logic to your friend hearing his future plans?
I don't want to start a new thread  
MookGiants : 1/6/2019 4:05 pm : link
about it, but this Lakers team without LeBron is absolutely deplorable. I know Kuzma is out too, but there's not one player on the roster outside of LeBron and Kuzma worth anything. If the Pelicans trade Davis to the Lakers for the garbage the Lakers would give them they need their heads examined.
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Jon in NYC : 1/6/2019 4:07 pm : link
In comment 14250324 MookGiants said:
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about it, but this Lakers team without LeBron is absolutely deplorable. I know Kuzma is out too, but there's not one player on the roster outside of LeBron and Kuzma worth anything. If the Pelicans trade Davis to the Lakers for the garbage the Lakers would give them they need their heads examined.


The team that makes the most sense are the Celtics. Jaylen Brown, Hayward, Rozier, firsts. That's a compelling package.
if I'm the Pelicans  
MookGiants : 1/6/2019 4:12 pm : link
I'm letting him go to free agency and leave for nothing before I'm taking any package the Lakers would offer.

Kuzma is the only player they'd give up who is worth anything, and he's not even worth that much
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Anakim : 1/6/2019 5:16 pm : link
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the WWE. I shit you not. He's currently dating WWE's Dana Brooke.



He has said he'd like to sign with WWE after he retires....not after this season.




My friend told me he heard that Kanter will retire after the season's over



Don't have to get specifics, but any logic to your friend hearing his future plans?


He's tuned in to wrestling rumors
RE: I don't want to start a new thread  
nygiants16 : 1/6/2019 5:17 pm : link
In comment 14250324 MookGiants said:
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about it, but this Lakers team without LeBron is absolutely deplorable. I know Kuzma is out too, but there's not one player on the roster outside of LeBron and Kuzma worth anything. If the Pelicans trade Davis to the Lakers for the garbage the Lakers would give them they need their heads examined.


they are the lakers, they can do no wrong in the eyes of the media
The lakers stink  
hitdog42 : 1/6/2019 6:36 pm : link
Lebron coming crushed Ingramís growth as well- as
Lebron doesnít like him
Kuzma is a chucker
The media is dying to pretend the lakers can get Davis- the lakers package is awful
The media also pretends that lebron is not a massive pain In the ass to accommodate on your team.
What Phipsi described isn't freedom  
idiotsavant : 1/6/2019 7:20 pm : link
If you have to keep the old Boca Grande, La Gross Buche xx ferme, finito'd and zipped shut, to protect your life, your not free.
I think the real question here is  
GoDeep13 : 1/6/2019 8:36 pm : link
Who wants to risk their life playing basketball for the Knicks?
Not crazy at all.  
WideRight : 1/7/2019 12:03 pm : link
Turkey already took his passport and tried to arrest him.

His only mistake is the same as Jamal Kashoggi's - thinking you can speak out against your former tyrannical demogogue from the US and be safe.
Del is dead on..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 1/7/2019 12:08 pm : link
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Del Shofner : 1/6/2019 11:44 am : link : reply
google "Putin murders in Great Britain" - for whatever reason, foreign authoritarians seem to literally get away with murder over there. I realize Erdogan is a different foreign authoritarian than Putin, but I don't blame Kanter for being edgy. For those who say it could happen just as easily here - for whatever reason, it's been happening there and not here, and I'm sure that makes a difference in Kanter's mind.


Try to point out killings in the US carried out by foreign governments. Because if you look at the UK, there are several just involving Russia - including a couple high-profile poisonings. It's a lot more difficult to do it here. Could it happen? Sure. Is Kanter likely right to feel unsafe abroad? Yep.
RE: RE: It's not like they are traveling to Turkey, couldn't Erdogon have him  
madgiantscow009 : 1/7/2019 3:21 pm : link
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killed here? I am surprised Trump is cozying up to Erdogon, one would have expected him to have a take back Constantinople attitude towards him, but I guess he doesn't want to start WWIII.

how is it in the least bit surprising? Trump loves authoritarians and dictators, because he wishes he could be one.

There is not one thing surprising about it at all.


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