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Celtics games no longer airing in China after Enes Kanter posts pro-Tibet video on social media, per report

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Boston Celtics video games will now not be aired by Chinese language media after reserve huge man Enes Kanter, a frequent social activist and critic of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, posted a video of himself sharing assist for Tibet, a area ruled by China, in response to the New York Times

“I am right here so as to add my voice and converse out about what is going on in Tibet. Below the Chinese language authorities’s brutal rule, Tibetan folks’s primary rights and freedoms are nonexistent,” Kanter said on Twitter and Instagram Wednesday. He went on to name Chinese language President Xi Jinping a “brutal dictator” whereas carrying a shirt with a picture of the Dalai Lama, the exiled chief of Tibetan Buddhists. Kanter didn’t play in Wednesday’s season-opening loss to the New York Knicks, however wore sneakers with the phrases “Free Tibet” written on them. 

Chinese language state tv broadcaster CCTV stopped broadcasting NBA video games in 2019 after then-Houston Rockets normal supervisor Daryl Morey shared his assist for Hong Kong democracy. Video games had beforehand resumed streaming on Tencent, the Chinese language firm which streams the NBA, however these involving Morey’s Philadelphia 76ers aren’t out there in China. Celtics video games had been streamed, however replays of earlier video games are now not out there and it seems as if stay video games will not be both. NBA commissioner Adam Silver addressed the NBA’s broadcasting scenario in China on Monday.

“It is unclear whether or not we’ll be again on CCTV tv in China this yr,” Silver advised reporters. “Our projections aren’t depending on it. I’ll say we have been again on Tencent, the streaming service in China, for a while now, and shall be when the season begins.”

“We’ll by no means settle for these assaults to discredit Tibet’s improvement and progress,” Chinese language overseas ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin mentioned of Kanter’s video. He added that Kanter was “making an attempt to get consideration.” The NBA and Tencent haven’t commented on the scenario.

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