On National Best Friend Day, Enes Kanter honors Steven Adams. This story first published on NBC Sports Northwest.
Enes Kanter took some time to commemorate National Best Friend Day on June 8 by posting a two-minute film including photos and videos of himself and Steven Adams having fun together.For 2.5 seasons, they were teammates with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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They got close throughout their brief time together and were dubbed the “Stash Bros” at one point.Adams was the Thunder’s primary starter, with Kanter serving as his backup. On the court, they were similar but not identical.
Adams was a stoic, athletic defender who was noted for his picks and for being one of the NBA’s strongest players.
Kanter was the type of player who wasn’t always dependable on defense but was a threat on attack and controlled the glass.
Despite not being teammates for the past four seasons, the two have definitely maintained their friendship.
Adams was moved to the New Orleans Pelicans after their time together and is now the interior force alongside Zion Williamson. Kanter played for the New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, and the Portland Trail Blazers on two occasions.
Despite the distance and lack of face-to-face contact, their friendship is as strong as ever.
EnesKante born May 20, 1992) is a professional basketball player who currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA (NBA). The Utah Jazz originally selected him as the third overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft.Kanter was born in the Swiss city of Zürich. Mehmet Kanter, his father, earned his medical degree from the University of Zurich.
After that, the family returned to Turkey. Enes’ father is a Trakya University professor of histology and genetics. His mother had worked as a nurse. Kanter has two younger brothers (one of which is basketball player KeremKanter) and one younger sister.
Kanter travelled to the United States to play basketball when he was 17 years old. He went to Mountain State Academy in Beckley, West Virginia, after Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada. Because of a Nike shoe deal, he had while a professional basketball player, he was not allowed to play high school basketball at both schools. Kanter then spent a season at Stoneridge Preparatory School in Simi Valley, California, where he was able to play basketball.
Kanter attended one year of college at the University of Kentucky from 2010 to 2011, despite the NCAA declaring him permanently unable to play (or even practice) with the basketball team.
Steven Adams (born July 20, 1993) is a New Zealand professional basketball player who currently plays for the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans (NBA). Adams travelled to the United States in 2012 to play collegiate basketball for Pittsburgh after spending one season with his hometown team WellingtonSaints in 2011. The Oklahoma City Thunder selected him with the 12th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft in June 2013.
Steven Adams was born to a Tongan mother and an English father in Rotorua, New Zealand. Sid Adams, his father, served in the Royal Navy before settling in New Zealand and fathering 18 children with five different women.
Steven Adams’ brothers are 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) tall, while his sisters are 1.83 m tall. Sid Adams was 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) tall, and his children inherited his height (6 ft 0 in). Valerie Adams, his half-sister, is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and four-time world champion shot-putter, while Warren and Sid Jr., his brothers, played in the New Zealand National Basketball League.
The two are very close friends and are often seen together. They were also together on June 8 on Best Friend Day and made a two-minute video for their followers.