Enes Kanter: Human Rights ‘More Important than Any Deal’

Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter on Tuesday sounded off on his outspokenness against China and its communist leadership’s “long list of human rights atrocities.”

Kanter has called out the likes of President Joe Biden, Nike, LeBron James, and Michael Jordan for not holding the Asian superpower accountable.

The Celtics big man emphasized on CNN’s “New Day” that he wasn’t afraid to call someone out for abusing human rights. He said fighting for morals and principles, even if it were to hurt his NBA career, was “way more important than any deal” he could be offered.

“I mean, you know, to me, it doesn’t matter who you are,” Kanter outlined. “It doesn’t matter you are the biggest star or this and that. If you are doing something wrong, I’m going to call you out. And it doesn’t matter you’re in the NBA, you’re the biggest superstar, or you’re this and that. To me, you know, at the end, we’re all human. And if I see as someone’s rights are getting abused, I’m going to use my platform to help those people. So, to me, it is important, because my whole life I never cared about, you know, money too much or endorsement deals too much.”
“To me, morals and principles [are] over money for sure,” he continued. “So, you know, it is a fight, but it is …


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