Enes Kanter had nothing to say to LeBron’s face when they faced off on the court over the weekend, but he had his name in his mouth once again while on CNN.
It all began last week when the Boston Celtics big man took to Twitter and called LeBron out for being about money over morals. The caption read, “Money over Morals for the ‘King’ … Sad & disgusting how these athletes pretend they care about social justice … They really do ‘shut up and dribble’ when Big Boss (China) says so … Did you educate yourself about the slave labor that made your shoes or is that not part of your research?”
He even wore shoes showing the Chinese President annointing LeBron while he was guaridng him. Following that contest, LeBron blasted Kanter for not speaking up when he saw him.
“I think if you know me, you know I don’t give too many people my energy,” James said. “He’s definitely not someone I would give my energy to. He’s trying to use my name to create an opportunity for himself. I definitely won’t comment too much on that.
“He’s always had a word or two to say in my direction, and as a man, if you’ve got an issue with somebody, you really come up to him. He had his opportunity tonight. I seen him in the hallway, and he walked right by me.”
On Sunday night, Kanter spoke to CNN’s Pamela Brown and took things a step further when he claimed that he has spoken to James’ ex-teammates and they stated he is fake when it comes to social justice.
On Friday, Kanter and the Celtics won 130-108 behind Jayson Tatum’s 37-point, 11-rebound double-double. James returned after an eight-game absence (abdominal strain) and posted 23 points and six rebounds.