first_imgWildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR View comments Despite their defeat, Kanter said his teammate, Russell Westbrook, who finished the season with triple double averages in points, assists and rebounds, should be the Most Valuable Player of the season over James Harden.“He’s an amazing player,” Kanter said of Westbrook. “It’s amazing to see how he makes himself better, his teammates and the organization. He doesn’t take a day off.”Asked which team he is picking to win the title, Kanter said he was rooting for the Boston Celtics.“Any team just not the (Golden State) Warriors,” Kanter said, referring to the team that former OKC star Kevin Durant joined last year. “But I like the Celtics to win.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Tiu, Quimpo rule southern series Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte For about an hour on Thursday, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Enes Kanter played pick up basketball, posed for selfies and signed autographs for young, aspiring players in San Juan City.The 6-foot-11 Turkish big man loves being around kids and taking the long trip to this basketball-crazy country is more than worth it.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ “It’s amazing how welcoming this country is,” said Kanter. “You can already see their love for basketball.”Kanter is in Manila for a brief visit in line with his advocacies under the Enes Kanter Light Foundation, which was launched almost two years ago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“I want to give kids hope and confidence” said Kanter. “I want them to dream big and help them achieve this dreams.”The Thunder suffered a first-round exit in the NBA playoffs last month, bowing to the Houston Rockets. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img

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