Kanter is from Turkey, but is a very outspoken critic of Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He believes his passport was canceled as a result of his criticism.
“The reason behind it is of course, my political views,” said Kanter on Twitter.
Monday on CBS This Morning, Kanter talked about how he escaped from Indonesia the night before.
“So I remember I was sleeping like 2:30 a.m. or something and my manager knocked on the door. He said the secret service, the Indonesian military was looking for me because the Turkish government told them I was a dangerous man. So we didn’t know what to do,” said Kanter.
Thunder attorneys, as well as the NBA, and Oklahoma Senators Jim Inholf and James Lankford got involved and Kanter was able to get on a plane to London, and eventually New York. Although, it’s still a mystery on how Kanter managed to get to London and into the U.S. without a valid passport.