• Enes Kanter had a 22-point 19-rebound game against the New Orleans Pelicans
  • Fans are making fun of how the censorship was done to block Kanter off the screen
  • NBA Turkey dropped Kanter on the top performers’ list on a post during his stint with the Portland Trailblazers

The Boston Celtics have been getting huge numbers from Enes Kanter as of late, particularly in the rebounding department and with his team are celebrating his production, it looks exactly the opposite on the other side of the world.

The Turkish big man posted on both his Twitter and Instagram accounts a video clip of an alleged attempt of a Turkish basketball website to censor him on Boston’s game highlights.

The 27-year old big man had 22 points, his highest output in a C’s uniform, 19 rebounds, and an assist off the bench that was highlighted by a two-handed dunk off a Gordon Hayward pass. The source of the video, though, is having none of it.

The way he was being blocked on the video, though, was a horrible one – just a black box with the word “Sansür” in it. It’s been following wherever Kanter is shown on the clip but the way it was executed, though, was poorly done and it drew laughs from the fans.

This is not the first time that Kanter was treated this way by Turkish media. In May 2019, Kanter posted 15 points, nine rebounds, and two blocks and was mentioned in the official NBA Twitter post as one of the game’s top performers.

However, the NBA’s Twitter counterpart in Turkey revised the same tweet – but only posted the stats of Damian Lillard, Rodney Hood, and Al-Farouq Aminu and didn’t include Kanter’s name and stat line. The NBA had posted photos of the top players in the game but the Turkish handle only left the image of CJ McCollum, though it wasn’t the same photo used – Kanter’s solo image and Lillard’s photo with Kanter’s back on the side were both dropped.

NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum issued a statement via ESPN’s Royce Young, condemning the move by the handlers of NBA Twitter in Turkey and terminated their connection with the person behind it.

Enes Kanter
The Los Angeles Lakers considered Enes Kanter for their last open roster spot. Enes Kanter #00 of the New York Knicks celebrates after hitting a three-point basket against the Milwaukee Bucks at Madison Square Garden on December 25, 2018 in New York City. Getty Images/Mike Stobe