Knicks Center and Political Activist Enes Kanter With Fans (Photo)

Enes Kanter Photo With FanLance Martinez of My Detroit Sports sent over this original photo of  Knicks center Enes Kanter posing for a photo, last month, at the Pistons and Red Wings new home venue, Little Caesars Arena, in midtown Detroit.

Kanter is in his seventh NBA season and first with the Knicks. The 6-11 center was originally drafted by the Jazz in 2011, with the big man spending the first six years of his career experiencing multiple stints with both the Jazz and Thunder.

For his career, Kanter has averaged 11.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per contest.

This past year has been very interesting for Kanter, as he has gained worldwide attention, courtesy of his very outspoken views against the government of Turkey, particularly that of Turkish president Erdoğan. As a result, his passport was revoked during a tour of Romania last year. In addition, Turkish prosecutors are also seeking a four-year prison sentence for Kanter, due to his political views.

Kanter also found his way into the news thanks to multiple spats with LeBron James, over LeBron calling himself the “King of New York,” which Kanter took exception to.

A few weeks later, when LeBron was ejected for the first time in his career, Kanter called the referee the “King of Cleveland,” a very obvious dig back towards the NBA icon.