LeBron James reacts to Enes Kanter taking several shots at him for relationship with China

Robert Marvi
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It has been a tough season so far for LeBron James, who has missed more than half of the Los Angeles Lakers’ games with injuries.

He was also recently criticized by Boston Celtics big man Enes Kanter for his relationship with Nike, which reportedly uses slave labor in China to produce its sneakers.


James fired back at Kanter and said that the latter did address him in person when given the chance.

The Lakers got blown out by Kanter’s Celtics on Friday, 130-108. It was James’ first game back after missing about two weeks with an ab injury.

Kanter has never been afraid to speak his mind on controversial issues. He recently made another statement about China, criticizing the nation’s president Xi Jinping and calling him a “brutal dictator.”

The Turkish native has also spoken out against the president of his native country, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. As a result, Turkey put an extradition request for Kanter.

James played reasonably well offensively in his first game back, scoring 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting.

But his Lakers are now 8-9, and time is running out for them to turn things around and jumpstart their hopes of winning another NBA championship.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.