China is growing as a geopolitical threat.
The country has its tentacles wrapped around many American industries, including the NBA.
But one NBA player who refused to be silenced by China just humiliated LeBron James.
Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter is not afraid to speak his mind.
The Turkish athlete had the guts to call out Turkish dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan while his family was still in the country.
Kanter has also been a vocal critic of the Chinese Communist Party for its numerous human rights abuses.
And Kanter called out NBA superstar LeBron James for dutifully doing the bidding of the CCP.
From The Daily Wire:
“Enes Kanter of the Boston Celtics blasted NBA star LeBron James on Thursday, accusing James of hypocrisy over his calls for social justice in the U.S. while defending China. Kanter has been an outspoken critic of China, as well as companies and players who have continued to keep close ties with or defend the Communist-controlled country over its record of human rights abuses.”
Kanter even created shoes to attack James’ cowardice.
Money over Morals for the “King” 👑
Sad & disgusting how these athletes pretend they care about social justice
They really do “shut up & dribble” when Big Boss 🇨🇳 says so
Did you educate yourself about the slave labor that made your shoes or is that not part of your research? pic.twitter.com/YUA8rGYeoZ
— Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) November 18, 2021
Kanter stands alone amid active NBA players in his harsh criticisms of the CCP.
Meanwhile, James and other athletes would prefer to tear down America and turn a blind eye to what China is doing.
The Daily Wire continued:
“James is an outspoken critic of the United States, often wading into hot cultural issues and claiming that black people continue to be victims of systemic oppression. James has been significantly more muted on China’s abuses, however, going as far as to critique then-Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey in 2018 over comments critical of China.”
Morey simply said that he stood in support of the pro-freedom protesters in Hong Kong, and he nearly lost his job over this “offense.”
The NBA and Nike make obscene amounts of money from the Chinese market, so they bend over backward to support China, even if it means excusing human rights abuses.
James said of Morey:
“I believe he wasn’t educated on the situation at hand and he spoke…So many people could have been harmed, not only financially, but physically, emotionally, and spiritually.”
Meanwhile people are being harmed financially, physically, emotionally, and spiritually in China as the CCP interns Uyghur Muslims, harvests the organs of political dissidents, and forces women into arranged marriages.
The CCP banned Boston Celtics games from playing in China because of Kanter’s actions, but he refuses to back down.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.