Enes Kanter received a lot of attention thanks to his comments about China, and he’s not done throwing shade. He is now blasting Nike and King James himself.

Kanter threw a shot at LeBron James recently over Nike’s use of “slave labor” in China. This was his chance to sling some serious shade at James, who has a lifetime deal with Nike.

“Money over Morals for the King,” Kanter tweeted with photos of several pairs of sneakers. Those kicks were designed to call attention to Nike’s relationship with China. The toes of one pair said “Principals > Money” and “Morals > Money.” 

“Did you educate yourself about the slave labor that made your shoes or is that not part of your research?” the tweet added. 


“When I speak about something, I speak about something I’m very knowledgeable about, something I’m very passionate about,” he said at the time. “I feel like with this particular situation, it was something not only I was not informed enough about, I just felt like it was something that not only myself or my teammates or my organization had enough information to even talk about it at that point in time and we still feel the same way.”

The Boston Celtics are already banned in China thanks to Enes Kanter’s critique of their human rights violations. That could have also hurt the Celtics pocketbook, because China has a lot of people in it who love watching American basketball.

We will have to see what Enes Kanter wants to say about China next, but he’s likely far from finished spreading awareness.

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