Kerem Gönlüm's otherwise stellar career will always be tainted with the cardinal sin of sportspeople - doping.
During the 2008-09 Turkish League finals, Gönlüm was found using cathene during routine doping controls and has been suspended for 1 year.
He has not played organised basketball for over a year now but the national team still need his services for the World Championship.
The most agile of big men and a tireless worker he is a different breed.
His work ethic is second to none.
Despite his limited scoring potential he more than makes up for it in different areas.
But everyone is asking the same question: "What kind of form is he in?"
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