According to Deadspin, New York Knicks center Enes Kanter says he will not be joining the tram on their upcoming trip to London for the sake of his own safety. Kanter, is an outspoken critic of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and reportedly fears the Turkish government could harm him while in the UK. Kanter tells ESPN, "It’s pretty sad that just all this stuff affects my career and basketball, because I want to be out there helping my team win. But just because of that one lunatic guy, one maniac or dictator, I can’t even go out there and just do my job. So it’s pretty sad.”

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