On Thursday, the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced it will be holding preseason games in Abu Dhabi, a city in the United Arab Emirates, where being gay is entirely illegal, via OutKick.
Free-agent NBA big man and outspoken human rights activist Enes Kanter Freedom took to Twitter to react to the news:
“I’m in disbelief! The NBA is holding preseason games in the UAE where homosexuality is punishable by death. This is after making the decision in 2016 to pull out of the All Star games in Charlotte over a bathroom bill that discriminated against the LGBTQ+ Community. HYPOCRITES!”
Enes Kanter Freedom – a prominent China’s slave labor critic – was traded by the Boston Celtics to Houston Rockets at the trading deadline. The Rockets waived him on Feb. 14.