Thunder center says efforts to accommodate his Muslim faith helped him feel welcome in OKC
Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter, an observant Muslim from Turkey, spoke of his faith at a reception coordinated by the Dialogue Institute Oklahoma City.
Arriving at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in February and donning a Thunder jersey for the first time, Enes Kanter felt at ease.
At his request, the Oklahoma City Thunder organization had prepared a prayer room at the downtown arena specifically for him — an observant Muslim whose Islamic faith calls for obligatory prayers five times a day.
The Thunder center talked about the Thunder's efforts to make him feel welcome during a recent reception held in his honor at the Oklahoma City home of Clayton and Marnie Taylor.
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