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NBA player terms Xi Jinping a ‘brutal dictator’, calls for Tibet’s independence
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NBA player terms Xi Jinping a ‘brutal dictator’, calls for Tibet’s independence

The National Basketball Association (NBA) which has significant monitary stake in China got embroiled in contraversy when Enes Kanter, who plays for the Boston Celtics was not seen on the floor for season opener on Wednesday night because Kanter had posted a video on social media earlier in the day in which he called Chinese President Xi Jinping a “brutal dictator” and voiced support for Tibet’s independence. Within moments, Beijing again threatened a fresh backlash against the league after Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl in 2019, had extended his support to the pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong. For the NBA, China is a very lucrative market where it has millions of fans and Tencent, which as the NBA’s digital streaming partner in China attracts half a billion viewers a...