Former player of the national basketball Association club “Indiana Pacers” Joe Yang showed an impressive performance in the match of the championship of China. In the match between the Monkey king, which includes young, and the Shandong Golden stars, young scored 74 points. Young made 21 two-point shots from 39, 6 three-pointers from 11 and 14 free throws from 15, adding 8 steals, 5 rebounds and 48 minutes on the floor.
74 points in the match — the third best performance in the history of the Chinese championship.
Curiously, even the 74 points scored by Yang did not help the team win — the meeting ended with a score of 125:110 in favor of the “Shandong Golden stars”. Among the winners, Chen Peidong scored 28 points with the best performance.
Kanter criticized Erdogan for turning an Orthodox Shrine into a mosque
Boston Celtics center ENES Kanter criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the decision to turn the Orthodox Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque.
“I think this is one of Erdogan’s games. I consider this a completely politically motivated step. Hagia Sophia represented all of us. I am a Muslim, but I respect other people, other religions, other cultures, other countries. If not Erdogan, but another President or Prime Minister did the same, I would say exactly the same. There are many Orthodox and Catholic people living in this area of Istanbul, so we must respect these people.
Erdogan uses Islam for his own purposes. I think that’s what he’s doing. He turned Hagia Sophia into a mosque to ensure the results of voting in the 2023 elections. A year ago, he lost municipal elections in Istanbul, Izmir and Ankara and realized that he was losing his supporters and votes. So he uses Islam to rally his supporters and say, “Look what I’ve managed to do.” What is happening with Hagia Sophia is a big political show.
First of all, I want to thank my Celtics teammates, coaches, fans, and the entire NBA family for their support. They give me hope and strength in this whole situation. I fought against the dictatorship in Turkey for seven years, and my father was finally released. Many people tell me that I should be happy and relaxed now, but my fight against the dictatorship in Turkey is not over yet. It starts now. You all know my story because I play in the NBA, but there are thousands of families where the situation is much worse than mine. Because of the coronavirus, the Turkish government decided to release all rapists, murderers, pedophiles, but at the same time left political prisoners in prison. If the coronavirus spreads there, there will be a lot of deaths in prisons. We must protect the interests of all these people and continue to fight for their rights. I believe that dictator Erdogan is one of the biggest terrorists and should be held accountable for his crimes,” Kanter is quoted as saying by Eurohoops.
In 2018, Mehmet Kanter, ENES’s father, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in Turkey, but was recently released. ENES linked the arrest to the fact that Mehmet allowed himself to criticize the state and President Erdogan.
Recall that Kanter himself stated that he was being hunted by the Turkish special services. At home, he is deprived of citizenship and will soon receive a us passport.