OutKick founder Clay Travis joined the “Fox & Friends” team live Wednesday morning from the stage at the Patriot Awards being held tonight at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida to talk about the Enes Kanter story that continues to dog the NBA.
Kanter, on the Celtics roster, has suggested that he’s not playing — averaging a career-low 6.0 minutes per game this season — because of his anti-China stance relating to human rights violations.
Kanter posted this message on Instagram: “Keep limiting myself on the courts, I will expose them off the courts.” After Kanter had called for the dictatorship in Tibet to be freed, the Chinese government removed a Celtics-Knicks match from TV in October. Kanter also attacked the government by calling them “brutal” as well as how they were denying citizens basic freedoms.
The 29-year old center played 24.4 minutes per games in 2020 and appeared in all 72 of his games. Kanter got eight minutes of playing in Cleveland on Monday. This was Kanter’s first time on the court since Oct 30th, and his third appearance of this season.
“I think so,” Clay told Fox & Friends when asked if Kanter’s anti-China stance is resulting in a lack of playing time. “Look, the NBA claims that they care about social justice. What they really care about is their own personal gain. If you can be woke in America, that actually works to your benefit, but if you call out China, as Daryl Morey did a couple of years ago associated with ‘Free Hong Kong.'”
Clay claims he supports Kanter’s pushback against China and its use slave labor to manufacture shoes. Clay also believes in Kanter’s double-standard of guys not standing up for basic rights around the globe while being all awake about American justice.
Clay stated that Chinese shoe manufacturers boasted of using Muslim Uighur labor to pick their cotton for making their tennis shoes. “Literally slave labor tennis sneakers on NBA courts. Men are cashing checks worth 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.”
Source: Fox News