But it all evaporated. And in Game 7, with LeBron James notching a triple double plus a massive block and the dagger three-point shot from Kyrie Irving, the Cavaliers won the game and the title, ending a sports championship drought the city of Cleveland had been living under since 1964. James wept on the Warriors home court in Oakland, where he was named unanimous NBA Finals MVP.
By Ece Toksabay and Gina Cherelus ANKARA/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Enes Kanter, the Turkish NBA star whose home country has revoked his passport, on Friday expressed disdain on social media at reports that Turkey's government had issued a warrant for his arrest. Kanter's agent, the National Basketball Association player's union and representatives for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kanter's team, did not respond to requests for comment. Kanter, a vocal critic of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, was detained in Romania on May 20 when authorities learned his Turkish passport had been revoked.
Authorities in Turkey issued an arrest warrant for Oklahoma City Thunder basketball player Enes Kanter on the grounds that he belonged to a “terror group.” A judge issued the warrant after a prosecutor in Istanbul opened an investigation into Kanter’s “membership of an armed terrorist organization,” international news organization AFP reported Friday. The arrest warrant said Kanter used encrypted messaging to proliferate his political views, according to Turkish news outlet the Daily Sabah. The NBA center reportedly backed Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, a critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in posts on social media. Gulen was alleged to have attempted to overthrow Erdogan in a failed