Enes Kanter Blasts LeBron James over Silence on Nike’s Use of Chinese Servant Labor: ‘Money over Morals’


    Enes Kanter Blasts LeBron James over Silence on Nike’s Use of Chinese Slave Labor: ‘Cash over Morals’

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    Enes Kanter blasted Nike again on Thursday over its usage of servant labor in China and assaulted fellow basketball star LeBron James, who has a lifetime offer with the company and has not spoken up against its practices.

    ” Cash over Morals for the ‘King,'” Kanter tweeted along with images of numerous pairs of tennis shoes developed to call attention to Nike’s relationship with China.

    The writing on the toes of one pair reads “Principals > > Money “and”

    Morals > Money.”” Sad & revolting how these professional athletes pretend they appreciate social justice,” he included in the tweet, in which he tagged James and Nike.

    He added that professional athletes “actually do ‘shut up & & dribble’ “when” Huge Manager” China informs them to, asserting that James and the NBA have actually stayed silent on China’s human rights abuses to secure the multibillion-dollar relationship.

    Did you inform yourself about the servant labor that made your shoes or is that not part of your research study?” the tweet added.

    The concern relatively can be found in response to comments James made in 2019 relating to Houston Firecrackers general supervisor Daryl Morey’s support of Hong Kong independence.

    ” When I discuss something, I discuss something I’m extremely well-informed about, something I’m extremely enthusiastic about,” he stated at the time. “I feel like with this specific scenario, it was something not just I was not informed enough about, I just felt like it was something that not only myself or my colleagues or my organization had enough info to even speak about it at that point in time and we still feel the very same way.”

    James said then that Morey “was either misleaded or not actually educated on the circumstance” when he tweeted an image that said “Defend Freedom. Stand With Hong Kong.”

    Kanter’s newest tweet follows the Boston Celtics center formerly accused James of being complicit in Nike’s use of slave labor.

    While Kanter has actually long been outspoken versus China’s human rights abuses, he specifically targeted James and Michael Jordan for the very first time last month, providing to book airplane tickets for Nike owner Phil Knight to go to China and “attempt to visit these servant labor camps and you can see it with your own eyes.”

    He provided for James and Jordan to sign up with the journey and shared images of shoes that said ” modern-day day slavery,” “made with slave labor,” “Hypocrite Nike” and “no more reasons.”

    Kanter has actually been outspoken against China’s human rights abuses and stated just recently that two unnamed NBA officials pled him not to wear his “Free Tibet” tennis shoes throughout a video game previously this season, however eventually relented and said sorry at half time for the demand. He likewise said that NBA commissioner Adam Silver subsequently affirmed his right to speak out versus oppression in China, including its system of prisoner-of-war camp, forced labor, and modern monitoring versus the Uyghur neighborhood in Xinjiang.

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    Released at Thu, 18 Nov 2021 20:38:15 +0000


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