NBA player Enes Kanter fears being killed by Turkish spies

NBA player Enes Kanter fears being killed by Turkish spies

New York Knicks center Enes Kanter is pictured in an NBA game in Los Angeles against the Lakers at Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 4, 2019. Kanter, a native of Turkey informs the Knicks he will not be traveling with the team to London later this month to take on the Washington Wizards out of fear he could be killed by Turkish spies. Kanter, an outspoken critic of the Turkish government, especially of hardline President Erdogan now feels his life would be in danger if he were to Tavel overseas. "Sadly, I'm not going because of that freaking lunatic, the Turkish president," Kanter told ESPN on Friday. "There's a chance that I can get killed out there." Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI