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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league’s return to China’s CCTV after an 18-month blackout was a positive development and that engagement through sports is culturally beneficial. Prominent China’s slave labor critic Enes Kanter Freedom took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the issue:

Enes Kanter Freedom – an outspoken human rights activist – was traded by the Boston Celtics to Houston Rockets at the trading deadline. The Rockets waived him on Feb. 14.

The free-agent NBA big man has played 11 seasons for 5 teams, including the Boston Celtics and Utah Jazz. He has averaged 11.2 points and 7.8 rebounds in 748 regular-season games.