NBA backs decision by Knicks’ Enes Kanter not to come to London

• Kanter has been critical of Turkish president Erdogan
• Washington Wizards 101-100 New York Knicks

As the Washington Wizards and New York Knicks rolled into town for the NBA’s ninth London game the league’s commissioner Adam Silver offered his full backing to Enes Kanter – who stayed in the US for the Knicks’ 101-100 defeat – amid reports that Turkey had requested an Interpol red notice for his extradition and arrest on terrorism charges.

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