Enes Kanter ate seven burgers with fries and wound up missing practice the next day with an illness

New York Knicks center Enes Kanter is both a large man and an athlete. In order to keep himself in playing shape, Kanter requires more carbs than a normal person could dream up.

Normally, his diet likely consists of healthy items. Lean proteins like chicken and starches like potatoes. Occasionally, though, he indulges himself in a cheat day.

Wednesday just so happened to be one of those days for Kanter. The 26-year-old made sure to show off his spread on Twitter. It was excessive.

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As Kanter explains, he has three triple-patty burgers with eggs on them, four additional burgers and a plate of fries.

While that’s a mountain of food, it’s not uncommon for athletes to eat that much. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson often posts his giant cheat day spreads on Instagram. Michael Phelps used to eat 12,000 calories per day while training for the Olympics.

Kanter’s binging session doesn’t come with a happy ending, however. A day after eating all that food, Kanter left Knicks practice due to an illness, according to Newsday’s Steve Popper.

This could be a complete coincidence. It might have nothing to do with Kanter scarfing down seven burgers, three eggs and a plate of fries Wednesday night. If that’s the case, the timing of Kanter’s illness is still pretty hilarious.

We hope Kanter recovers from whatever ailment he’s dealing with. And we especially hope it wasn’t caused by cheeseburgers. Because, above all, we don’t want Kanter to be discouraged from posting his cheat meals in the future. We can all respect someone who can eat that much food and live to talk about it.

Enes Kanter might have some regrets after eating seven burgers. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Enes Kanter might have some regrets after eating seven burgers. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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