"Thank you, Canada, for letting me play basketball – despite Turkey's threats against me," Kanter wrote in an opinion piece published by The Globe and Mail. "On Christmas night, I will play in my first game as a Celtic outside the U.S. when I take the court against the Raptors."
The 29-year-old hasn't played this season after undergoing surgery to both shoulders in the summer but could be active on Monday night.
The Raptors will raise the NBA championship banner to the rafters on Tuesday night, but Zion Williamson will have to make his NBA debut.
Andrew Duncan, identified as a "producer and activist" by journalist Yashar Ali, bought 300 seats for Chinese pro-democracy activists to protest at NBA game.
The NBA season gets underway next Tuesday when the Toronto Raptors host the New Orleans Pelicans, before the Lakers take on the Clippers
The All-Star guard was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in a blockbuster deal last month after being recruited by Kawhi Leonard.
The former 'Hercules' actor gestured toward what he characterized as a lack of diversity, or perhaps the lack of conservative perspectives, in the NBA.
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday at the Princes' Gates at Exhibition Place, before ending with a rally in Nathan Phillips Square.
The 29-year-old sustained a serious knee injury just days after the Warriors lost Kevin Durant to a torn Achilles.
The Raptors became the first team based outside of the United States to win the NBA title.
The Warriors trail 3-2 in the series and must win their last ever game at Oracle Arena to keep the NBA Finals alive
The NBA Finals return to Oracle Arena for the last time but can the Warriors come back from 3-2 down without Kevin Durant?
Durant underwent surgery to repair his ruptured Achilles tendon and now faces up to a year on the sidelines.
The Golden State Warriors star suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night.
Durant had not played since May 8, but his return to the floor ended in disaster as he suffered a serious injury.
The Toronto Raptors could clinch a first ever NBA title if they beat the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 on Monday night.
Kevin Durant is listed as questionable for Game 5, but could finally make his return after a month out.
The Raptors take a 2-1 lead into Game 4 after beating the Warriors 123-109 in Game 3 on Wednesday night.
Stevens, a venture capitalist, has been barred from future NBA games.
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The Golden State Warriors guard missed Game 3 of the series against the Toronto Raptors with a hamstring injury.
The NBA Finals move to California for Game 3 of the series with the score at 1-1.
The Warriors guard suffered a hamstring injury in Game 2 but could be available as the series moves to Oakland on Wednesday night.
The two-time NBA Finals MVP has not played since May 8, but may return during the Finals.
The reigning NBA Finals MVP hasn't played since May 8 because of a calf strain.
The Indiana Pacers guard suffered a nasty-looking knee injury against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.