Meet the NBA's most political player
One of New York's star NBA players is essentially homeless. Enes Kanter, the New York Knicks' center, may never be able to return to his home country of Turkey after authorities there canceled his passport. It's all as a result of him speaking out against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but Kanter remains determined to amplify his voice.
In an exclusive "Salon Talks" interview with Steven A. Cook, Kanter reveals why his passion for politics runs so deep and why he's willing to risk his relationship with his family and his future to stand up for the hundreds of Turkish journalists and citizens jailed for speaking out against Erdogan. "I am trying to be the voice of all of those innocent people," Kanter told Salon.Click here to watch the full interview.