Knicks’ Enes Kanter documents his NYC subway adventure
Enes Kanter: 6-foot-11 New York Knicks center, political refugee, resident Twitter troll, and now, New York City tour guide?
Kanter has been keeping busy this offseason. After a few awkward moments in a couple of summer basketball camps, the 26-year-old has now set out to explore the city he has called home for the past year. He has even used his own social media account to share his first experience of the New York City subway system.
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) August 8, 2018
After a trip to Times Square, Kanter took a ride using the infamous NYC subway. He described the experience as “weird,” and the look on his face made it clear that he was definitely outside his comfort zone.
Given his stature, Kanter was always going to stand out. Several people recognized the big man in his video documentation, with a few commuters even doing a quick shout-out on camera.
It appears that the former Okloahoma City Thunder mainstay has quickly acclimated to his new home. In his first year in the Big Apple, Kanter averaged 14.1 points, a career-best 11.0 rebounds, 0.5 steals, and 0.5 blocks in 25.8 minutes per contest.
The Turkish national will definitely want to do even better this upcoming year, with his four-year deal set to expire next summer. Kanter will then become an unrestricted free agent, and he will need to do everything he can to up his stock if he hopes to match this season’s $18.6 million salary in the succeeding years of his career.