Enes Kanter has been in several controversies on and off the court. Sometimes he is attacking LeBron James, whereas other times he is locking horns with the President of Turkey. Because of such controversies, Enes and his life have always been the center of attention. Let’s learn a thing or two about his life, his relationship status, information on his siblings, and his net worth.
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Does Enes Kanter Have A Girlfriend? Or Is He With A Wife?
No, Enes Kanter is not married yet so he doesn’t have a wife. But the NBA star is in a relationship and is reportedly dating the great-great-granddaughter of John D Rockefeller, Ariana Rockefeller. He and his girlfriend, Ariana went public with their romance in early January 2021. According to the source of TMZ Sports, they started seeing each other somewhere in mid-2020. They are reported to have met each other on social media. The pair bonded over animal rights advocacy (something both are passionate about).
A while before the relationship caught the eyes of the internet, Enes had opened up about adopting a vegan diet. In the comment section, his girlfriend Ariana’s aunt Susan Rockefeller commented “Keep inspiring 👍plants and food as medicine.” To which Enes replied, “thank you @arianarockefeller for sharing this❤️❤️❤️”
TMZ also reported that Enes spent much of the NBA off-season in New York with Ariana. They also spent time together in Portland during the season.
Ariana was previously married to Matthew Bucklin and the couple divorced in 2019.
Meanwhile, Enes dated WWE star, Dana Brooke. They reportedly started hanging out in August 2018. Dana was also spotted at the Knicks game in February 2019 when the NBA trade line was approaching. They were photographed playing basketball together and hanging out backstage at WWE shows.
After the death of her former boyfriend Dallas McCarver in 2017, Dana struggled to move on star fresh. About her relationship, Brooke shared that Enes sensed the pain that she couldn’t let go of. Brooke also revealed that Enes pushed her to pursue her career in WWE after her loss to Rhonda Rousey.
Enes Kanter Salary
Talking about the current contract, Enes Kanter signed a 1-year contract with Boston Celtics. The contract was valued at $2,641,691. Whereas, Athletic.com stated that his salary was $1.69 million. In 2021-22, Kanter will earn a base salary of $2,641,691, while carrying a cap hit of $1,669,178 and a dead cap value of $1,669,178.
Back in 2019-2020, Enes had signed 2 years contract with Boston Celtics for $9.7 million as a free agent. While playing for Portland Trail Blazers in the 2018-2018 season he signed a 1-year contract for $653,556.
Enes Kanter Net Worth
Enes Kanter is estimated to have a total net worth of $15 million.
The basketball player lived away from his family since he was 16 years old. He moved from Ankara to Istanbul where he played for Fenerbahce in the EuroLeague, the second-best basketball league in the world. Then, he moved to the United States at age 17 hoping to play a year at prep school before going to college.
Enes spent time at Findlay Prep in Nevada and Mountain State Academy in West Virginia, but both decided not to let him play because he says, he’d signed a shoe contract in Turkey. Schools weren’t taking him but he finally found a program willing to take him to Stoneridge Preparatory School in California. He played a season before going to Kentucky with plans to spend a year playing for the Wildcats in Lexington.
According to New York Times, Fenerbahce paid Kanter’s family more than $100,000 in salary and expenses, making him a professional. Utah took Enes third in the 2011 draft.
Who Is Enes Kanter Brother?
Enes Kanter was born to his parents Dr. Mehmet Kanter and Gülsüm Kanter in Zurich, Switzerland. By profession, his father was a professor of histology and genetics at Trakya University. In June 2020, his father was acquitted of terrorism charges. But, the charges were dropped by a court in north-western Tekirdağ province.
Enes tweeted, “Wow! I could cry … Today I found out that 7 years after arresting my dad, taking him through a Kangaroo court, and accusing him of being a criminal just because he is my dad, my dad has been released.” His father started his 15-year prison in 2018 and was guilty of links to the Pennsylvania-based cleric Fethullah Gülen, whom Turkey blames for a failed 2016 coup.
As for his mother, she was a nurse.
Enes Kanter grew up with three younger siblings Kerem Kanter (brother, three years younger than Enes), Betul Kanter (sister), and Ahmet Kentur (brother).
Kerem, also a basketball player, cited his brother Enes as an inspiration for playing basketball. Kerem said coaches wouldn’t let him play at age 11 due to his body weight, because he was chubby growing up.
Hence, Kerem shed 30 pounds and eventually found his way to IMG Academy in Florida, played three years of college basketball at Wisconsin-Green Bay and averaged 10.9 points and 4.5 rebounds on a Xavier team that went 29-6, won the Big East regular-season crown, and garnered a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Enes and Kerem always had good words to share about each other. Enes praised his brother during an interview with The Athletic. He explained that he was lucky to have a brother like Kerem how was not only an amazing guy, not just on the court but off the court too. He also shared that Kerem was always the ideal child, “the nicest one” in the family.
As for the other two siblings, Enes shared that they shared his character traits.
How Old Is Enes Kanter?
Enes Kanter was born on 20 May 1992. So, he is 29 years old as of November 2021.
How Tall Is Enes Kanter?
Enes Kanter stands tall to the height of 6 feet 10 inches (2.08 meters).
Is Enes Kanter On Instagram?
Yes, Enes involves himself actively on Instagram. His handle is (@eneskanter11). He is also on Twitter (@EnesKanter).