After Enes Kanter called out mistreatment by fans and the NBA's Turkish Twitter account Thursday, the league's players association defended the Portland Trail Blazers player, according to Royce Young of ESPN.
"The National Basketball Players Association fully supports our players using their platforms to stand up for their beliefs and the principles they support," the NBPA said in a statement.
The statement came after Kanter defended himself and his political beliefs in response to heckling from Denver Nuggets fans in Game 2:
He also took note of the league's Turkish Twitter account leaving him off the list of top performers in a tweet recapping the Trail Blazers win:
Even while defending his political views off the court, Kanter has remained an effective NBA player on the court and will look to help the Blazers take a 2-1 lead over the Nuggets in Game 3 of the teams' second-round playoff series on Friday night in Portland.