The Celtics host the Lakers for the first time this NBA season on Friday night, and neither human rights defender Enes Kanter nor all-star LeBron James (pictured above) can play, but this didn’t stop the Boston center from stinging the “Space Jam 2” star on his curious silence about slave labor camps in China.
Kanter posted a tweet Thursday mocking James over his alleged concern for racial justice in the United States, while remaining silent on the alleged abuses in the supply chain that Kanter says Nike uses to produce the line of shoes from LeBron sport.
Money on morality for the “King” 👑
Sad and disgusting how these athletes claim to care about social justice
They really do “shut up and dribble” when Big Boss 🇨🇳 say so
Did you find out about the slave labor that made your shoes or isn’t it part of your research? pic.twitter.com/YUA8rGYeoZ
– Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) November 18, 2021
WEEI in Boston also reports:
Earlier this season, Kanter’s public criticism of China and his support for the #FreeTibet movement led the Chinese government to ban the broadcasting of Celtics matches in the country.
In recent weeks, Kanter has stated that the NBA threatened to ban it on his comments on China and also hinted that celtics don’t play it because of it. Kanter has appeared in four games and played 31 minutes this season, but coach Ime Udoka says it was strictly a basketball decision.
Over the weekend, Kanter tweeted a short video with the following statement, “Keep limiting me on the pitch, I’ll expose you off the pitch. “
Keep limiting myself to the court
I’ll expose you off the field. pic.twitter.com/pnIvlbrrtL
– Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) November 14, 2021