Enes Kanter will observe Ramadan beginning Monday, the middle told the New York Times lately.
Throughout Ramadan, Kanter, whose Path Blazers are taking over the Nuggets in a second-round collection, will eat breakfast at four a.m. earlier than fasting from dawn till sundown, he informed the Instances. Throughout the quick, Kanter is not going to eat, drink or take drugs for his separated shoulder.
Kanter has fasted in the course of the vacation whereas taking part in basketball for at the least 10 years, he mentioned, however that is the primary time it has overlapped with the postseason for him. Ramadan strikes again 11 days annually as a result of its date is set by a lunar calendar.
“I really work more durable throughout Ramadan as a result of my physique’s used to it,” Kanter mentioned.
The Path Blazers massive man has been an important participant within the center for Portland throughout this 12 months’s NBA playoffs. He’s averaging 14.four factors and 10.2 rebounds per recreation. He has helped the crew overcome the absence of Jusuf Nurkic, who suffered a season-ending leg damage in late March.
Kanter signed with Portland after he was waived by the Knicks following the commerce deadline. He has additionally performed for the Jazz and Thunder throughout his eight-year profession.
The Path Blazers will face the Nuggets in Denver in Sport 5 on Tuesday. The groups will enter that matchup with the collection tied at 2-2.