After taking aim at Boston Celtics’ Enes Kanter for wearing shoes that appear to depict Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping crowning a bowed LeBron James, the NBA superstar faced heavy backlash online, with many accusing him of hypocrisy for “pretending” to be a woke social justice warrior while remaining silent on Chinese human rights abuses because “it affects his pocket.”
In his post-game presser Friday night, a reporter asked James if he had “any reaction to Enes Kanter using your likeness on his shoes in his advocacy for human rights?”
In response, James accused Kanter of “using” his name for his own benefit.
“No, I think if you know me, I don’t really give too many people my energy. He’s definitely not