Originally Posted by Boston Red
I'm sure they wouldn't be thrilled. But I also doubt this is some sort of conspiracy against Kanter.
If these guys say they think he got paid, the simplest (and most likely) explanation for those comments is that they think he got paid. (Obviously not as simple for the actual team involved as they really do have a huge and immediate motive to lie.)
Like MM typed, I don't believe it's a conspiracy against Kanter. It's about protecting your business model, plain and simple.
Does it surprise me that an 'international basketball person' wants him labeled as a professional? Hell no.