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Enes Kanter disowned by family, changes last name

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by mig0s, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. mig0s

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    Panda's friend is proud

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/0...ey-changes-name-to-honor-us-based-cleric.html
     
  2. Liberon

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    Well at least the new name is within his ethnicity. But in time Kanter will regret changing his name as I have these past 14 yrs. Your name is your heritage and as you grow older you'll find that it is an essence of your existence..
     
  3. heypartner

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    He should change his name to Durant.
     
  4. iconoclastic

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    Looking forward to the Gulen jersey next year in Oklahoma City.
     
  5. shastarocket

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    This is pretty serious stuff. I hope his family is safe
     
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    Did he got marry?
     
  7. abaker28

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    I'm no expert in politics, but that might be why his family wrote the apology letter being to avoid persecution for his beliefs.
     
  8. Jontro

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    Should have gone after one of the great Centers.

    Enes Abdul Jabbar
    Enes O'Neal
    Enes Bradley
    Enes Chamberlain
    Enes Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo
    Enes Parish
    Enes Ewing
     
  9. Yung-T

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    Pretty sure they could've followed their millionaire son/NBA player to the USA instead of lickin Erdogan's azz.

    Truth is that most of Turkish people are completely indoctrinated/brainwashed by Erdogan and blindly follow their leader. Have read several stories of people reporting their own family members and best friends to authorities for speaking ill of Erdogan behind closed doors.
     
  10. heypartner

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    What about:

    Enes World Peace
     
  11. jayland

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    Enes ReKanter.
     
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  12. don grahamleone

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    You get zero points for not listing the greatest center of all time.

    Enes Olajuwon
     
  13. Jayzers_100

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    Wow this is deep. I kept expecting satire or some kind of joke/punchline near the end. Feeling for Enes right now
     
  14. tksense

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    What is blindly?

    Say, america is the most violent and war provoking country in the world by far. We routinely turn otherwise stable countries into chaos, presumably for their "freedom". This is indisputable.

    I think many ppl have already seen through this and probably got tired of this by now, but as Americans, the populace will still stand by the US government and buy into their hate-train campaign against Russia, Middle East, and China. Most of these hatred are unfair and made up of lies.

    Is this blindly enough?

    Who is not blind then? Anyone not blind should be much more critical to America than to any other countries on earth including Turkey.

    http://www.fort-russ.com/2016/08/2-billion-cias-bill-for-turkish-coup.html

    Look, CIA paid 2 bil in attempt to take over your country. This is serious stuff. If defending your country's regime from forceful takeover is blind then I don't know what isn't. Erdogan is a defender of their livelihood and well-being. If you think letting America take over is good, then, pls do some research on all those Arab countries after they have been granted their "freedom". Look at Libya before and after.

    I don't try to bring politics in here too often, but the name change is indeed an interesting subject, so here's some research info if interested.

    Ok back to humorous name jokes, clutchfans!
     
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  15. Shroopy2

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    Enes Bada$$ just gonna do his thing and stay true
     
  16. OTMax

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    Why people try to make light of the situation I don't know..to get a public letter from your parents that they are embarrassed by you and pretty much disown you, is probably one of the worst experiences you can ever imagine. Wish Enes all the best, regardless of how this came about. It's bad for all sides involved.
     
  17. ling ling

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    He should have changed it to Enes Durant Durant.
     
  18. pippendagimp

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    should just change his last name to mercury
     
  19. clutch citizen

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    Enes Pay or Enes Pei would have been the best.
     
  20. Jontro

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    I didn't want to disrespect the great one. Besides, Jontro Olajuwon has a better ring to it than Enes.
     
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