Celtics' Enes Kanter slams China, Nike, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Phil ...

Celtics' Enes Kanter slams China, Nike, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Phil ...
Celtics' Enes Kanter slams China, Nike, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Phil ...

After doubling down on accusations of forced labor against the Chinese government and Nike, outspoken Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter is now offering to tour the country's 'slave labor camps' with LeBron James, Michael Jordan, and company co-founder Phil Knight.

'To the owner of @Nike, Phil Knight,' Kanter tweeted Tuesday. 'How about I book plane tickets for us and let's fly to China together. We can try to visit these SLAVE labor camps and you can see it with your own eyes.'

Using their twitter handles, Kanter added that James and Jordan — two of Nike's most recognized spokespeople — are 'welcome to come too.'

Kanter ended the post with the hashtag: #EndUyghurForcedLabor.

After doubling down on accusations of forced labor against the Chinese government and Nike, outspoken Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter is now offering to tour the country's 'slave labor camps' with LeBron James, Michael Jordan, and company co-founder Phil Knight

After doubling down on accusations of forced labor against the Chinese government and Nike, outspoken Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter is now offering to tour the country's 'slave labor camps' with LeBron James, Michael Jordan, and company co-founder Phil Knight

Using their twitter handles, Kanter added that James and Jordan — two of Nike's most recognized spokespeople — are 'welcome to come too'

Using their twitter handles, Kanter added that James and Jordan — two of Nike's most recognized spokespeople — are 'welcome to come too'

LeBron James is among Nike's most celebrates spokespeople having signed a reported seven-year, $90 million contract with the company in 2003 before he entered the NBA Draft

LeBron James is among Nike's most celebrates spokespeople having signed a reported seven-year, $90 million contract with the company in 2003 before he entered the NBA Draft 

Michael Jordan helped turned Nike into an iconic brand after signing with the unheralded sneaker manufacturer in 1984

ike was co-founded by Phil Knight (pictured) in 1964

Michael Jordan (left) helped turned Nike into an iconic brand after signing with the unheralded sneaker manufacturer in 1984. Nike was co-founded by Phil Knight (right) in 1964

Uighurs are among several ethnic minorities that have been targeted by Beijing. 

The US State Department estimates that, since 2017, as many as two million Uighurs and other ethnic minorities have been detained in internment camps in China. The country has denied human rights violations and claims the camps are intended to prevent terrorism among the Uighurs, who are predominantly muslim.

Nike, the NBA's official apparel provider, is among several western brands that have drawn criticism from Beijing for expressing concerns about reports of forced labor in cotton production in the northwest province of Xinjiang.

Tuesday's tweet follows several similar posts by Kanter targeting Chinese president Xi Jinping. The 29-year-old Kanter has become an outspoken human rights advocate in recent years and is currently estranged from his native Turkey after criticizing president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as the 'Hitler of our century.'

Neither the Los Angeles Lakers, James's team, nor the Charlotte Hornets, the club owned by Jordan, immediately responded to DailyMail.com's request for comment. 

Similarly, spokespeople for the Chinese Embassy in New York, Nike, the NBA, and the Celtics also did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com's emails regarding Kanter's latest Twitter post.

Celtics coach Ime Udoka was asked about Kanter's statements on China last week, but said he has not addressed them with the team.

'We know it's out there,' Udoka said before Boston's home opener on Friday. 'He is very passionate about a lot of things and he has the freedom to say what he wants. That's above my department.'

Celtics games are already being blacked out in the country after Kanter slammed Xi as a 'brutal dictator' in a previous

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