The Boston Celtics player has been an outspoken critic of the Chinese dictatorship, and his latest video took direct aim at the nationís cozy relationship with Nike. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In
The North When It Comes To College Football)
Kanter said the following in part in a video tweeted Monday afternoon:
When it comes to China, Nike remains silent. You do not address police brutality in China. You do not speak about discrimination about the
LGBTQ community. You do not say a word about the oppression of
minorities in China. You are scared to speak up. Who makes your shoes
in China? Do you even know? There are so many forced labor factories in
China. For instance, Uyghur forced labor. A modern day slavery, and
itís happening right now in China.
It will be fascinating to see how the NBA responds to this situation.
Nike is arguably the biggest brand in all of basketball and the league
loves China. They wonít love these comments from Kanter, but he still
deserves to be applauded for speaking his mind.