THUNDER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Thunder Q&A: What we know about Enes Kanter's difficult weekend

By Brett Dawson Staff Writer bdawson@oklahoman.com Enes Kanter spoke with reporters on Monday, detailing a weekend in which he fled one country, was briefly detained in another and finally made his way to the United States via London. Kanter's passport was invalidated by the Turkish government, a move the Thunder center alleged was motivated by his political views.
Via Thunder Rumblings
14 hours ago

Thunder: Why Enes Kanter kept talking after his U.S. return

By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com Enes Kanter's out-of-the-ordinary European experience has ended. Even as he was embraced in the place he now calls home, his work wasn't finished. In the Thunder center's quest to get back to the United States after his passport was ruled invalid in Romania, he was showered with text messages of encouragement.
Via Thunder Rumblings
14 hours ago

Enes Kanter wants to become American citizen

Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter is once again back in the United States after quite a hassle in Romania. Kanter also wants to call America his official home.“Right now I am country-less,” Kanter said, according to ESPN. “I am open to adoption definitely. I am going to try to become an American citizen. I have a green card. We will see if they can speed up the process...
Via The Comeback
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Enes Kanter details his nightmare weekend flight

Kanter made the rounds Monday morning to discuss his abrupt flight detainment and shock after being labeled “a dangerous man” After a nightmare weekend flight that included detainment and passport revocation, Enes Kanter detailed his ordeal Monday while speaking with several major media outlets. Kanter, 25, a Turkish national, is shunned by both family and homeland for his outspoken...
Via Welcome to Loud City
19 hours ago

Thunder: Recapping Enes Kanter's media call on his US future, the Turkish regime, his family

Erik Horne On a conference call Monday from Manhattan, Thunder center Enes Kanter talked to media about his weekend abroad, and much more. Kanter addressed questions on how he returned to the United States and more after he spent close to four hours Saturday stuck in an airport in Bucharest, Romania, due to his Turkish passport being canceled.
Via Thunder Rumblings
1 day ago

Romania's foreign minister defends Kanter being detained

Earlier this week, Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter took to Twitter with a video in which he claimed his passport had been cancelled by the Turkish embassy.In the video, Kanter suggested his political views — specifically, his criticism of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan — were to blame for his detainment at Henri Coanda Airport. Kanter, who has also reportedly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sounds of Thunder: The Thunder’s Long Road Back to Contention, Part 2

Paying the piper won’t come cheap. You can find Part I of this series here. *** Bleacher Report’s Dan Favale wrote a projection on April 19th, 2017 of every NBA team’s salary-cap situation going into the summer. What he wrote about the Thunder is almost as sobering as finding out your new President may not be able to keep a state secret any better than a grade-school gossip...
Via Welcome to Loud City
2 days ago

Oklahoma City Thunders’ Enes Kanter released after being detained in Romania

OKC’s staring power forward was stuck in Romania after authorities canceled his passport On Saturday morning, Enes Kanter of the Oklahoma City Thunder, tweeted that he was being detained in Romania after authorities told him that his passport had been canceled. Kanter was being detained due to his opposition of current Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Since, Kanter has been...
Via Welcome to Loud City
2 days ago

Enes Kanter is stuck in Romania after Turkey canceled his passport, allegedly due to his political views

Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter says he is being detained in an airport in Romania after officials from his native Turkey canceled his passport, allegedly in retaliation for his political views. In a Twitter video posted Saturday, Kanter criticized Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who made headlines in America this week when his guards attacked protesters in Washington...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Enes Kanter unable to leave Romania due to cancellation of passport

Enes Kanter has been unable to leave Romania due to issues with his passport.On Saturday morning, the Thunder forward posted a video to his Twitter account in which he said his passport has been cancelled by the Turkish embassy. The reason Kanter gave is his political views. Take a look at the video below. Kanter has been very outspoken on politics in his native country of Turkey...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Built Thunder Strong: Youth Basketball Spreads Hoops Passion

Three full-scale camps were launched in the fall.
Via NBA.com
3 days ago

Russell Westbrook announces birth of son on Instagram

Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook made it very clear in his exit interview that his focus for the near future was on his impending son, Noah.Westbrook told the media that he was unsure about what he was going to do as far as his future in OKC goes, and that his focus was on his wife, helping her take care of baby Noah, when he comes.Well, he arrived on Tuesday. They say...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook 'likes' video of Popovich blasting Pachulia

Russell Westbrook’s season may be over, but his pettiness levels are still at an all-time high.On Monday, Westbrook liked a video on Instagram of San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich going off on Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia for the play that injured Kawhi Leonard in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, per Carson Cunningham of KOCO-TV. In the rant, Popovich...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Oklahoma City Thunder pursue Blake Griffin this offseason?

Ever since former-Los Angeles Clippers center Glen “Big Baby” Davis stirred up rumors on Kevin Garnett‘s Area 21 show, there has been chatter as to whether current Clippers star Blake Griffin wants to play for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Davis was very adamant that Griffin’s time with the Clippers is up and that he’s looking to pack his bags and play for the city in which...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: THUNDER GAME DAY IN 360!

A 2017 Thunder Game Day VR experience
Via YouTube
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Where the Oklahoma City Thunder would be if Durant stayed

As everyone now knows, the Oklahoma City Thunder lost Kevin Durant to the Golden State Warriors in free agency last offseason. For Thunder fans, the loss was extremely painful especially considering Durant decided to join up with the team that had just defeated the Thunder in the postseason. With the pain of the loss now having subsided ever so slightly, it’s time to ask: Where...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: 2 Things To Do This Off-Season

With the Oklahoma City Thunder’s season having ended at the hands of the Houston Rockets last week, it’s time to assess the team’s current situation and figure out what needs to be done this offseason. Here are two definites: Get Some Shooters What did everybody keep saying? “The Thunder lost because Russell Westbrook has no help!” While that statement has some truth...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant perpetuates 'Cupcake Wars' with Thunder

Kevin Durant appeared to up the ante in a beef with the Oklahoma City Thunder by posing with a tray of cupcakes while attending a San Francisco Giants game Thursday night at AT&T Park.The Golden State Warriors superstar, enjoying some R&R while waiting for the second round of the playoffs, cheerfully posed with Giants mascot Lou Seal while holding some cupcakes. Making the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook hasn’t ‘even thought about’ contract extension

The Oklahoma City Thunder’s season has come to a disappointing end after losing in five games in its first-round series to the Houston Rockets courtesy of Tuesday's 105-99 loss.With that in mind, perhaps it’s not all that surprising that Russell Westbrook says he hasn’t had a chance to think about the future, specifically whether he’ll sign a long-term contract extension...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
26 days ago  |  Discuss

40 Nights Of Hate: Because I Can Shoot Better Than Andre Roberson

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article continues our 2017 NBA Playoffs basketball coverage called 40 Nights of Hate, as the next two months of our lives will be devoted to the greatest postseason basketball tournament known to mankind. Some of our arguments will be rational, many others will be irrational. To hate is to love, as the basketball gods toy with our lives like James Harden...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook takes shot at Rockets for laughing at Roberson

Near the end of the Houston Rockets’ win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, Houston decided to hack OKC guard Andre Roberson.It worked like a charm. Roberson missed all but two of the eight free throws he attempted in the final minutes (he was 2-for-12 for the game). The Rockets overcame a deficit to escape with a 113-109 win and a 3-1 stranglehold on the series.While Roberson...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rockets bench laughs as Andre Roberson misses free throw

Game 4 between the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder Sunday afternoon ended in pretty ugly fashion. An otherwise drama-filled playoff game concluded with both teams making dumb mistakes as the Rockets took a 3-1 series lead over their conference rivals.As the fourth quarter continued to play out, it became apparent that Houston was intent on intentionally fouling Thunder...
Via Sportsnaut
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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