Did the Boston Celtics bench Enes Kanter for dunking on the Chicoms?
What a difference a year and a few tweets slamming China for slave labor make. Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter has seen his playing time severely diminished after posting a series of social media messages attacking NBA partner China for oppressing its peoples, leaving some wondering if Kanter is being punished for his advocacy of freedom.
The Celtics are denying it.
The correct answer is “of course they are””.
I mean, isn’t that what Kaepernick saga taught us? Allegation = guilt?
(Note: I apologize to those of you who had “never, ever” in the “when will Mitch write anything at all about the NBA?“ pool.)