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SportsPulse: LeBron James had some critical words for Daryl Morey when he addressed the media on Monday night, calling the Rockets GM ‘ misinformed’.
USA TODAY

LeBron James set off a firestorm Monday night when he called out Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey for the timing of his tweet in support of the Hong Kong protesters that resulted in turmoil for the NBA during their preseason trip to China last week. 

While James went so far to call Morey “misinformed” on how China would react to his tweet, he was met by many detractors who felt his comments offered support for a Chinese regime that stifles free speech — one being Enes Kanter. 

Kanter is in a longstanding feud with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan that has resulted in him being exiled from his homeland and facing constant threats. The Boston Celtics center tweeted a list of intimidation he and his circle of relatives were a sufferer to during the last 5 years, with the road “FREEDOM IS NOT FREE” on the finish. 

That tweet adopted 3 others that seem to be reactions to James’ feedback.

Previous this month, Kanter and rookie middle Tacko Fall had been faced through males Kanter claimed to be Erdogan supporters out of doors of a Boston-area mosque the place that they had simply completed a prayer provider between practices. 

Kanter didn’t commute to London whilst with the New York Knicks ultimate season out of worry for his lifestyles. And this summer time, the 27-year-old needed to cancel a loose adolescence basketball camp because of a risk he gained. 

Kanter has been outspoken in his opposition of Erdogan. 3 years in the past, he supported the failed coup d’etat through Fetullah Gülen. Previous Monday, he tweeted his toughen of the hot sanctions put on Turkey through the Trump management. 

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