New York center Enes Kanter will not travel to London for the Knicks' upcoming international game because he believes he could be assassinated for his opposition to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.,"Sadly, I'm not going because of that freaking lunatic, the Turkish president," Kanter said.,Kanter's Turkish passport was revoked in 2017, and an international warrant for his arrest was issued by Turkey.,Kanter is a follower of a U.S.-based Turkish cleric accused by Turkey's government of masterminding a failed military coup in 2016.,"People often ask me why I continue to speak out if it's hurting my family," Kanter wrote in a column for Time magazine last year.

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But the widening gap between the entitled pathway athlete and the player honed over long years in the traditional club system helps explain the existential crisis that has gripped Australian cricket.,The story of Australian cricket's ignominious summer in the men's game has been viewed through that prism of 'culture' and, by extension, its impact on the international team's behaviour and now performance.,Yet while there have clearly been administrative failings there is also good reason to believe the Australian team's problems are the symptom of a more widespread disease – the cultural and even moral void created when the best young athletes are invested with the kind of queue-jumping entitlement once reserved for celebrities at crowded nightclubs.,Cricket's mistake in Australia has been to pole vault 'potential stars' over the pile of club, grade and even state cricketers into futures leagues and elite squads, gambling that these superior athletes could make the early-age transition to international cricket that only the very best players had previously achieved.,This mistake is compounded by the misguided search for the powerful 'all format' athlete, rather than the player with the technique that would give him the grounding to eventually master other forms of the game.