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Clay Praises Enes Kanter, Questions Beijing Winter Games

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Enes Kanter has gotten the Boston Celtics banned in China because he has consistently called out the CCP’s human rights injustices, and OutKick founder Clay Travis says he hopes others in the NBA will join him.

Kanter most recently addressed Nike and slave labor practices.

“The NBA’s rank hypocrisy here where it comes to ripping America to shreds while shutting up and dribbling for Chairman Xi and everyone in China has been ripe to be exploited,” Clay said during an appearance on Fox News. “I give credit to Enes Kanter for succinctly and cogently and intelligently ripping that dichotomy, that hypocrisy.”

Of course, Nike and the NBA aren’t the only organizations related to China that need to be addressed. After all, the 2022 Winter Olympics are scheduled to take place in Beijing in February.

“The bigger picture here is, remember, we’re evidently just going to show up as a country in Beijing in February for the Winter Olympics and pretend that the last year and a half hasn’t even happened — that China didn’t lie about COVID, that they haven’t taken over Hong Kong, that they aren’t threatening to take over Taiwan.

“Are we really gonna just show up and make nice with China and be there for the Winter Olympics?”

If so, maybe Enes Kanter will have something to say about that too.

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Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. No way in hell does the United States send a team to Bejing in February. NO FREE NATION should send a team eventhough I can’t think of any real free nations at this time.

    If the IOC doesn’t move/cancel the February games, they can no longer claim to be an international organization deserving respect and credibility.

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