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Enes Kanter returns to Utah


Enes Kanter returned to Salt Lake City for the first time since being traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Kanter demanded a trade this season after he saw his minutes decreasing in Utah. Kanter was very public about his dislike for his old team and the fact that he is very happy where he is now.

“I think the difference is, I like playing basketball there,” Kanter said. “I think that’s the most important thing. I never liked playing basketball before in my NBA career, and this is the first time I felt like playing basketball there, for my team, for the fans, for my teammates for my coaches, for everybody. So, that’s the first time.”

So upon his return to Utah, Kanter was booed when taking the floor, but he happily embraced them.

“I didn’t really care. I like pressure, the boos didn’t mean nothing to me,” Kanter said. “It was just a regular game. I never felt like I was a part of this thing, so it was just a regular game. We came and we leave and that is it”.

This comment by Kanter before the game probably fueled some of the boos.

In the Utah Jazz’s 94-89 win over the Oklahoma Thunder, Kanter scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds earning eighth consecutive game double-double.


Article written by Kindsey Bernhard

Lover of dogs, sports and beer. @kindseybernhard

4 Comments for Enes Kanter returns to Utah

  1. rnet
    3:55 pm March 29, 2015 Permalink

    I love Enes, I love the way he handled that last night. Can’t blame the dude for not wanting to play basketball for them. <(PC)

    • catdaddyd
      6:00 pm March 29, 2015 Permalink

      He was paid very well to play in Utah. Seems pretty immature to knock the organization and fans.

  2. Tomasito
    5:04 pm March 29, 2015 Permalink

    Glad someone finally had the balls to call the state of Utah out for sucking.

  3. catdaddyd
    5:57 pm March 29, 2015 Permalink

    What is wrong with Utah?