With a showdown with the Lakers looming Friday night in Boston, Celtics center Enes Kanter knows it's time to strike in his war against LeBron James -- who is 50-50 about suiting up. Kanter, who has been engaged in a campaign of calling out fraud social justice warrior LeBron over his hypocrisy on China's treatment of Muslim Uyghurs, released a new message Thursday for LeBron and it's a brutal slap in the face for China's puppet.
"Money over Morals for the 'King'," Kanter tweeted Thursday, showing off shoes featuring China's President Xi crowning LeBron. "Sad and disgusting how these athletes pretend they care about social justice. They really do 'shut up and dribble' when Big Boss says so," Kanter continued.
"Did you educate yourself about the slave labor that made your shoes or is that not part of your research?" Kanter asks LeBron.
via Enes Kanter / Twitter
With China already furious with Kanter and pulling games off national television over his outspoken stance, it'll be interesting to see whether the NBA lets the veteran center anywhere near the court. He's appeared in just four games this season for the Celtics -- he played a season-high 13 minutes Wednesday in a loss to the Hawks -- after averaging 24.4 minutes in 72 games during the 2020-21 season.
LeBron hasn't played since November 2 while dealing with an abdominal strain. He's had very little to say in response to Kanter's continuous shots at his daddy in China.
“Chinese shoe companies bragged they were using Muslim Uighur labor to pick cotton to make their tennis shoes,” OutKick founder Clay Travis said Wednesday on Fox & Friends.
“Literally slave labor tennis shoes on NBA courts. Guys are cashing checks for millions of dollars. Nobody’s calling them on it.”
Why won’t anyone join Kanter in his stance against China?
“Because they all love to talk a big game when it doesn’t impact their pocketbook,” Clay explained. “As soon as you start to take money out of the NBA’s coffers they all shut up and dribble.”