Steven Adams’ Thunder teammate Enes Kanter detained at Romanian airport

“You guys know him by, you know, he has attacked the people in Washington.

“He is a bad, bad man; he is a dictator and he is the Hitler of our century.”

Following the incident, a spokesperson for the Romanian border police said that Kanter’s passport had been cancelled by his home country and he wasn’t allowed to enter the country, but he was only held in customs and released to fly to London within a few hours.

“Today at around 1 p.m. local time an individual arrived from Frankfurt,” they said.

“My colleagues established that his travel documents weren’t valid, that they had been cancelled by his home country, so he wasn’t allowed to enter the country.

“At around 5 p.m., he left the airport on a flight to London. While he was at the airport he wasn’t detained or locked up, he was allowed to wander around, but he couldn’t enter the country.”

Kanter confirmed via Twitter that he’d made it to safety and would be back in the USA by Monday, suggesting he had “lots of things to say with lots of crazy stories”.