Enes Kanter has once again aimed his fury at LeBron James and Nike over their continued association with China. Last month, Kanter took to Twitter to call out Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Nike over having factories in China over 'slave labor camps' in China.
Seemingly not content with the lack of response to his message, Kanter once again took to Twitter, this time focusing on just LeBron James and Nike for continuing to work with China over the production of their shoes and staying silent on human rights issues that he feels they should be addressing.
Kanter seemingly took issue with LeBron over how vocal he is when it comes to issues of social justice but isn't speaking up about the injustices taking place in China. He even referenced Laura Ingraham's infamous 'shut up and dribble' line and turned it around toward James.
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?
Given the fact that so many athletes and the NBA itself have deep connections with China, and damaging them would have significant financial ramifications on the NBA, Kanter may have been slightly harsh by singling out James for the association with them.
On the other hand, Kanter probably feels like an athlete the size and magnitude of James making a comment and taking a stand over this could actually be of significance.
Kanter has been extremely vocal and critical of LeBron James' comments in the past. In the post above, Kanter also referenced, James' explanation over getting vaccinated, and slammed LeBron for creating fear and letting people think it is okay to 'do your own research' over the vaccine during a global pandemic.