While LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers showed mortality losing to the Boston Celtics, Enes Kanter took the opportunity to welcome the King back disrespectfully.
Kanter has gone on a crusade against China for what he considers various human rights offenses.
Kanter previously criticized James’ comments following former Rockets GM and current 76ers president Daryl Morey’s public support of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
James blasted Morey for messing up the China bag and said the GM “was either misinformed or not really educated on the situation.”
LBJ was dragged through the social media mosh pit, and Kanter was one of those critics.
He used Boston’s game versus the Lakers as an opportunity to come for LeBron again, this time concerning Bron’s affiliation with Nike.
Kanter wore customized sneakers that depicted James bowing and crowned by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
“Nike remains vocal about injustice here in America, but when it comes to China, Nike remains silent,” Kanter wrote in a social media post. Kanter used the hashtags #HypocriteNike and #EndUyghurForcedLabor to stress his point.
Kanter has been very outspoken against Nike co-founder Phil Knight and the company’s alleged forced labor links in China.
“Money over morals. Sad and disgusting how these athletes pretend they care about social justice,” Kanter tweeted. “They really do shut up and 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?”
Kanter has been critical of the King on social media, but he didn’t seem to have that same energy when he saw Bron on several occasions prior to Friday night’s game.
Bron says he saw Kanter in the hallway and “he walked right by me.”
Then Kanter saw Bron during warmups and acted like he didn’t see James again.
For more about Enes Kanter’s crusade against LeBron James and what King James had to say about it, click here.
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