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New York Knicks center Enes Kanter has been a vocal critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erodgan. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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A Critic Of Turkey, The Knicks' Enes Kanter Speaks Out About His Fears For His Life

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Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson shoots the ball against Chicago Bulls forward Justin Holiday (7) and guard Zach LaVine (8) during Monday night's game. Thompson broke the NBA's single-game record for 3-pointers. Mike DiNovo/USA Today Sports hide caption

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Becky Hammon of the San Antonio Spurs looks on before the game against the LA Clippers on Dec. 18, in San Antonio, Texas. Mark Sobhani/NBAE/Getty Images hide caption

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Brian Bowen recently declared for the NBA draft, despite not having played a game in college due to eligibility problems. An NCAA commission is recommending the NBA allow talented high school players to be drafted. Bowen is seen here playing for La Lumiere School in January 2017. Gregory Payan/AP hide caption

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Clemson's Aamir Simms (25) shoots against Auburn's Malik Dunbar (14) during a second round game of the 2018 NCAA men's basketball tournament last week. The NCAA will make $771 million from this year's tournament. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Shouldn't We Pay Student-Athletes?

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President Trump joined Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People on Nov. 9 in Beijing. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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In China, Trump Helped Basketball Stars But Not Human Rights

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Tilman Fertitta, seen here at a television premier last year in Universal City, Calif. A native Texan, Fertitta owns the Houston-based restaurant chain Landry's, Inc. And now he is set to own the Houston Rockets, too. Michael Boardman/Getty Images hide caption

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How The NBA Has Used Social Media To Move The Ball On Issues

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James celebrates his three-point basket during the second half of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics on Thursday in Boston. The points made James the NBA's all-time leading playoffs scorer. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Quinn Cook No.15 of the East Team drives to the basket during the NBA D-League All-Star Game as part of 2017 All-Star Weekend at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Feb. 18, 2017. Chris Marion/NBAE/Getty Images hide caption

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is one of many NBA figures who's recent comments have veered into current politics. Nick Wass/AP hide caption

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With Politics, NBA Speaks Its Mind

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Craig Sager, on the sidelines of the 2016 NBA Finals. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images hide caption

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Craig Sager, Sideline Sage Of Hoops And Suits, Dies At 65

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