Boston Celtics veteran center Enes Kanter who believes in not doing politics but instead doing human rights and speaking out for those in need is back in the headlines with a video in which the veteran center gave questions against Nike’s silence regarding slave labor and other social injustice activities in China.
Enes Kanter has been seen protesting and criticizing regarding the subject for months now both in and out of court, from wearing sneakers printed with bold statements like “No more excuses”, “Slave labor” and more to use his post-game interviews to bring to light and spread the information he wants. Even his t-shirts have this message and the center is taking every possible opportunity to convey what he is saying for a while and get answers to his questions. to be able to come up with a solution.
Recently Enes also fired shots towards LeBron James criticized him for his silence and said that most of what LeBron James said was just to make him public. Enes also took over Michael Jordan said that Michael Jordan did nothing for the black community. Kanter a month ago even asked Nike owner Phil Knight to fly in China with him and get a firsthand look at injustice and also invite LeBron James and Michael Jordan through his Twitter handle.
Enes Kanter continues to be silent on Nike
In the video previously posted on twitter and now going viral on the internet, Enes applauds Nike for speaking out against injustice in the United States of America and then criticizes the brand for being silent when it comes to to China by treating them like puppets. He in the video is quoted: “We need to name these companies. Nike, the biggest sponsor of the NBA. In the US, they stand with Black Lives Matter, the Latino community, Don’t hate Asians, and the LGBTQ community, but when it comes to China, they remain silent.”
In addition, he questioned all the Americans who watched the video that every time they used their product, they thought about the blood and sweat on it. Educating yourself before signing the paper is also a point that the 6’10” center focuses on. It is a signal towards having all the athletes in the world sign endorsement contracts with the company. Enes also says that principles, ethics and values are more important to him than money, and that is the right thing to do for every athlete in the world.
https://firstsportz.com/nba-when-it-comes-to-china-they-remains-silent-enes-kanter-calls-out-nike-for-maintaining-silence-against-slave-labor-and-social-injustice-in-china/ “When it comes to China, they remain silent.” Enes Kanter appealed to Nike for remaining silent on slavery and social injustice in China.