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NBA's Enes Kanter says he got a death threat Saturday, but that won't stop his rights advocacy

NBA player Enes Kanter spent much of the weekend blasting Lebron james for valuing "money over morals," Michael Jordan for not doing enough for the black community and American companies for turning a blind eye toward human rights abuses in china. He sits down with CNBC's Eamon Javers to discuss.
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Mon, Nov 22 20214:06 PM EST

NBA player Enes Kanter spent much of the weekend blasting Lebron james for valuing "money over morals," Michael Jordan for not doing enough for the black community and American companies for turning a blind eye toward human rights abuses in china.

The Boston Celtics player and activist told CNBC's Eamon Javer he got a death threat after the Celtics game this weekend, and that the FBI once gave him a "panic button" to summon help in an emergency. But he said none of the blowback he's received will keep him from standing up for human rights in China and around the world. And he blasted some American companies, including powerful NBA sponsor Nike for what he sees as a double standard on human rights.