Boston Celtics’ Enes Kanter is certainly someone who is opinionated and is never afraid to speak his mind. This includes the time he blasted NBA players who refused to get vaccinated. It seems he was threatened to be banned by NBA officials as well.
As reported earlier, Boston Celtics games are no longer being streamed on Chinese internet after comments made by Enes Kanter, where he made pro-Tibet comments. This was after he dropped a video where he called the basic rights and freedoms of Tibetan people “non-existent” under the “Chinese government’s brutal rule.”
Kanter has not stopped talking about all of China’s wrongdoings and even carried on with his statements ever so vigilantly. He even wore shoes with messages directed at the Chinese president Xi Jinping and China in general.
Enes Kanter has now stated that NBA officials tried to stop him from wearing these types of messages on his shoes. They approached him and threatened to ban him off he didn’t take them off. Kanter explained that he didn’t apologize and instead the NBA officials apologized to him.
“NBA made me do this. Because every time when one of the NBA teams or the commissioner comes out to speak, they say we are encouraging players to talk about whatever they want to talk about. We are giving freedom to our players to talk about all the injustices happening around the world, all the human rights abuses around the world. So, they gave me this right.”
For those who don’t know, The People’s Republic of China has ruled over Tibet since 1951. Enes Kanter will continue to show support to the people of Tibet and be against China and that is unlikely to change anytime soon.
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