If you haven't noticed, Enes Kanter is slowly working his way up the ladder of "funniest professional athletes." Put simply, the dude has more stories than Dr. Seuss.
And in a recent interview on 1320 KFAN in Salt Lake City, Kanter let loose on a variety of subjects:
Kanter told two ghost stories that would scare the daylights out of most people.
He said two weeks ago he was sleeping alone at his home when he heard someone say "Hey, Enes." He woke up and looked around, only to find nothing. Then, a few seconds later, he heard a car starting in the driveway. But no one was in his car.
A few days ago, Kanter was sleeping in his bedroom while a buddy was downstairs. The lights began flickering in his room, and he thought it was his friend trying to scare him. But when Kanter went downstairs, his friend was asleep and the door was closed. When Kanter returned to his room, he noticed that his closet light was on. He asked his friend to check and see if there was any problem with the lights in his house, and it turns out nothing was wrong.
This week Kanter was woken up at 4:30 a.m., when he heard the lights flickering, the floor creaking and a door shut. At first he thought it might have been wind, but he determined it wasn't. He still doesn't know what was making all those sounds.
Kanter had never heard of "The Worm" before, so his teammates made him watch a video on YouTube and try it out at practice. Needless to say, it didn't go so well.
But out of Kanter's struggles emerged some positivity, as he says now "every girl I see tries to show me how to do the worm." Women even accost Kanter on the street, begging him to let them show him how to do the dance.
"I was walking down the street and a girl said 'Big Turk... I want to show you how to do The Worm!'" Kanter said. "I'm like, 'Come on, I know how to do The Worm.' And she was like, 'No, you don't.'"
Kanter's former culinary adventures are by now stuff of legend. But their awesomeness bears repeating:
For breakfast, Kanter used to eat a breakfast burrito, six or seven omelets with tons of cheese and eight pancakes with sugar, chocolate chips and the works. For lunch, he downed a hamburger, french fries and sometimes a pasta dish. He'd have another big meal later; think wings, steak or chicken. In additional to all of this, Kanter was snacking throughout the day. And he probably wasn't munching on NutriGrain bars during snack time.
Kanter says he was weighing in at around 270 pounds during his rookie season, and after spending some time in his native Turkey and eating his mother's cooking, he came back to the United States 23 pounds heavier.
"I took my t-shirt off in front of the mirror," Kanter said on 1320 KFAN. "And I'm like 'Oh my God, I'm fat!'"
Kanter spent the summer eating healthier and working out, and now he says he's around 240 pounds.
Does anyone else get the feeling that Enes Kanter's life sounds like a reality show waiting to happen?
If you're interested in hearing the entire interview, you can listen here or below:
(H/T to Larry Brown Sports)