At this point, Enes Kanter is going against everybody in the NBA. The Turkish player has been an untiring advocate of civil rights in China, asking important figures in the league to raise their voices and demand a chance in the Asian country.
He's been doing this for about two years when he took a shot at LeBron James in the middle of the Daryl Morey controversy with China. He hasn't stopped ever since that moment, attacking The King whenever he has a chance.
These attacks have increased in recent weeks, as Kanter has been more vocal about his stance on China, attacking the government and those who haven't spoken against it. Besides LeBron, Michael Jordan was also one of Kanter's targets, who called him out for his connections within the Asian country.
Now, the big man is aiming higher, going against another franchise owner, this time attacking Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai. The AliExpress co-founder received some criticism from Kanter earlier today. The current Boston Celtics player took to Twitter to call out Tsai, calling him a coward.
The owner of the Brooklyn Nets [Joe Tsai] is a coward and puppet of the Chinese gov’t. Being anti-CCP does NOT mean being anti-Asian. It's possible to #StopAsianHate & to stand up against the CCP. Human rights are not "western" values, they are UNIVERSAL values! Spineless Joe Tsai.
Kanter isn't happy with the way things are working around the world right now. He's tried to be as vocal as possible about these issues, yet his words haven't gotten that much attention.
He took a different approach, going after those that can make a difference like Jordan, James, and now Tsai.
This situation is tricky for the league. They have a close relationship with China and we already know how tense things can get between the Asian giant and the association. Kanter is trying to help the voiceless, and he won't stop until he sees meaningful changes.