Kanter has an invalid Turkish passport because of his long-running feud against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the political dictator in his home country. Kanter said he’s worried about “spies’’ in London.Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean somebody isn't trying to keep you off your game...
“I talk to the front office and decided I’m not going,’’ Kanter said. “The freaking lunatic, there’s a chance I can get killed out there. I talked to the front office. I’m not going. I’m going to stay here and practice. It’s pretty sad. All this stuff affects my career in basketball. I want to help my team win, but because of one lunatic guy I can’t even go there to do my job. It’s pretty sad. They got a lot of spies there. I can get killed pretty easy.’’
A Knicks spokesman clarified that Kanter won’t be traveling to London because of “these issues.”
Saturday, January 5, 2019
No Court Pass
A basketball player is staying away: