Boston Celtics player Enes Kanter has continued to turn up the heat on Nike and China.
Kanter made serious waves on the internet when he released a video ripping Nike’s silence on the horrific oppression carried out by the Chinese dictatorship, and he’s not slowing down. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
— Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) October 25, 2021
In a Tuesday afternoon tweet, Kanter challenged Nike founder Phil Knight, LeBron James and Michael Jordan’s brand to “visit these SLAVE labor camps and you can see it with your own eyes.”
He also tweeted photos of shoes covered in fake blood with the words “SLAVE LABOR” and “HYPOCRITE NIKE.”
To the owner of @Nike, Phil Knight
How about I book plane tickets for us
and let’s fly to China together.
— Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) October 26, 2021
I don’t care what your thoughts are on Nike, China or Kanter, you have to admit he has guts made out of pure steel.
This dude is taking a stand in a fashion we’ve never seen before in the NBA. Nobody has gone after China this hard.
Dear Brutal Dictator XI JINPING and the Chinese Government
— Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) October 20, 2021
Most players just take a knee and kiss the ring of the Chinese dictatorship. Kanter is out here waging open war on the internet against them.
As I said in my Tuesday video, he’s everything the media wanted you to believe Colin Kaepernick is.
NBA star Enes Kanter hammered Nike for the company’s silence on the crimes of China.
The Chinese dictatorship is evil, but Nike stays silence so it can keep printing money.
The rest of the media might ignore Kanter, but I won’t. pic.twitter.com/QG9xEuCrhI
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) October 26, 2021
There is a great chance Kanter standing up to China will cost him his NBA career. Nike and China are simply too powerful and after a decade in the league, he could easily find himself on his way out because of his stance against the dictatorship and apparel company.
This is what true courage looks like. He has nothing to gain and everything to lose, and he still doesn’t care.
‘Modern Day SLAVERY’: NBA Player Rips Nike’s Relationship With China In Powerful Video https://t.co/qpNSD6tleN
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 26, 2021
We’ll see what he says next, but it’s clear that this is far from over.