Boston’s Enes Kanter finds support from Dalai Lama rep. in D.C. for remarks critical of China

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Despite getting his team banned from being broadcast in the immediate future in China for his critical comments of that country’s leadership and policies towards Tibet, Boston Celtics big man Enes Kanter‘s outspokenness on those issues did not go unappreciated.

In fact, per ESPN’s William Winetraub, “The rep. for the Dalai Lama/Ofc. of Tibet in Washington expressed thanks … to Enes Kanter for remarks critical of China”. “He summed up the existential threat faced by the Tibetans under Chinese communist rule,” said Ngodup Tsering in a prepared statement shared with ESPN. Kanter had posted a video criticizing China’s policies in Tibet that saw him refer to Chinese President Xi Jinping a “brutal dictator” while saying “basic rights and freedoms are nonexistent” in Tibet.

“We call upon more courageous people like Kanter to speak to the truth,” added Tsering. “We salute Kanter for his courageous act of standing up to a brutal regime.”

“We know Kanter did it at the huge risk to his personal life and career.”

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