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Enes Kanter picked Blazers over Lakers because he wanted to be ‘drama-free’ (VIDEO)

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 21: Enes Kanter #00 of the Portland Trail Blazers looks on against the Brooklyn Netsduring their game at Barclays Center on February 21, 2019 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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Enes Kanter has been playing well for the Portland Trail Blazers after being bought out by the New York Knicks and joining the Western Conference playoff team earlier in February.

Several teams were in the mix for Kanter, but according to the Turkish big man the choice came down between the Trail Blazers and the Los Angeles Lakers. That Kanter picked Portland over LA no doubt pleased Blazers fans, but the decision to spurn LeBron James for Damian Lillard perhaps left some scratching their heads.

The Lakers have a bad frontcourt lineup, one that Kanter would certainly dominate as they tried to make a push for the playoffs. But it just wasn’t to be, and according to Kanter it’s partially because he just didn’t want to deal with all of the drama happening around the Lakers.

Via Twitter:

Kanter saying he “just wanted to focus on basketball the rest of the season” really tells you all about what NBA players think about what’s happening in Los Angeles right now.