Tucker Carlson, host of Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” and his team obtained exclusive recordings of the National Basketball Association (NBA) that indicated the league wanted to put a check on former NBA player Enes Kanter Freedom who has been outspoken about the league’s ties with China, as well as Turkey and murderous dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Kanter joined “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to speak about the issue. At the time of Kanter Freedom’s comments about the NBA-China ties, in one of the recordings, the NBAPA (Players Association) lawyer, Ron Klempner, said he had recently spoken with the league’s counsel. He wanted to have a “conversation about their concern right now is not so much what you are saying off the court but what it is that you’re saying on the court when you step onto the court.”
RedState reports that Kanter criticised LeBron James’s criticism of the United States regarding the Brittney Griner case.
Marc Lasry of the Milwaukee Bucks, who has been linked to Bill Clinton said that China would not do business with NBA athletes who criticize their government.
“China’s taken a very aggressive stance, which is ‘If you want to b—h about us, you’re out’ – which I get it, it’s business.”
Kanter stated that these recordings prove China is the NBA’s most powerful country.
“This is the evidence of how a 100 percent American-made company is run by the Chinese dictatorship … And wake up, America. You have been watching and supporting this league. This is unacceptable. And this is unacceptable.”
Kanter said that the NBA was upset when he raised concerns about China and suggested that it is the reason he’s not playing on an NBA team.
“They are mad because finally, someone from the inside – I played 11 years in this league, I’ve finally exposed them, and I’m saying it again. Enough is enough.”
Kanter was traded by the Houston Rockets to become a free agent.
Kanter was a member of the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder as well as Boston Celtics, Boston Celtics (Boston Trail Blazers), Portland Trail Blazers, New York Knicks, and Boston Celtics.
He called on the NBA to “stop bowing down to dictatorships.”
Kanter added that the NBA, like many other sports leagues, claims to “care about social justice,” but that only lasts until “it affects their money and business.”
This is an excellent example of LeBron James’ silence about Hong Kong and China.
Kanter’s assessment is correct. Kanter’s assessment is correct.