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Outkick parading Enes Kanter around

Posted on 1/18/23 at 10:00 pm
Posted by Broski
Member since Jun 2011
71245 posts
Posted on 1/18/23 at 10:00 pm
Came across on Twitter that Enes Kanter is a part of Outkick now and one of the tweets says that Kanter was blackballed by the NBA for speaking out against human rights violations.

Which maybe true, but also Kanter wasn't exactly playing great basketball the last time he was in the NBA. Idk, I just find it funny that Clay Travis is screaming "blackballed" for one of his employees, but still makes sure to point out to this day that Kaepernick wasn't blackballed, he just sucked and no one wanted to take on a backup QB with that baggage (which is also true, at least I believe that to be true).

It's like Clay is not even trying to hide the hypocrisy anymore and just playing the hits because he knows his fanbase and knows they will click on that.

Long arse post, but I'm just wondering if anyone takes Clay seriously anymore?
Posted by LSUtoOmaha
Nashville
Member since Apr 2004
26585 posts
Posted on 1/18/23 at 10:03 pm to
Clay's words read like a parody. I don't think he even believes what he says. That being said, it sells
Posted by saint tiger225
San Diego
Member since Jan 2011
37333 posts
Posted on 1/18/23 at 10:04 pm to
Seems like Clay has you right where he wants you.
Posted by Broski
Member since Jun 2011
71245 posts
Posted on 1/18/23 at 10:05 pm to
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Clay's words read like a parody. I don't think he even believes what he says. That being said, it sells



He's running the biggest grift I've ever seen. He turned a "keep politics out of sports" platform into a political/sports career that he is making bank on.

I can't hate him for the shrewd business move to gather as many sheep as possible.
Posted by Broski
Member since Jun 2011
71245 posts
Posted on 1/18/23 at 10:06 pm to
quote:

Seems like Clay has you right where he wants you.



Huh?

I'd think he'd want me subscribed to outkick and listening to his radio show. Maybe this thread gets more people to do that, but I really don't care if it does or not, good for him if it does.
Posted by Jack Ruby
Member since Apr 2014
22862 posts
Posted on 1/18/23 at 10:06 pm to
Travis sold Outkick like 2 yrs ago.
Posted by GeauxTigerTM
Member since Sep 2006
30596 posts
Posted on 1/18/23 at 10:07 pm to
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Which maybe true, but also Kanter wasn't exactly playing great basketball the last time he was in the NBA. Idk, I just find it funny that Clay Travis is screaming "blackballed" for one of his employees, but still makes sure to point out to this day that Kaepernick wasn't blackballed, he just sucked and no one wanted to take on a backup QB with that baggage (which is also true, at least I believe that to be true).


There's a slight difference though.

Kaep was going to be a backup with tons of baggage which would make him unpopular with lots of the fanbase. Kanter would potentially be a backup that would be unpopular with China. No fans were upset with his human rights stances.
Posted by TheWalrus
Member since Dec 2012
40748 posts
Posted on 1/18/23 at 10:08 pm to
Wasn’t Kanter like the worst post defender in the entire NBA according to analytics?
Posted by saint tiger225
San Diego
Member since Jan 2011
37333 posts
Posted on 1/18/23 at 10:09 pm to
He has you talking about him.

Why else do you think he says the shite he does?
Posted by Broski
Member since Jun 2011
71245 posts
Posted on 1/18/23 at 10:09 pm to
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Kaep was going to be a backup with tons of baggage which would make him unpopular with lots of the fanbase. Kanter would potentially be a backup that would be unpopular with China. No fans were upset with his human rights stances.



If he was good, I promise you some team would sign him. Same with Kaepernick in the NFL.
Posted by Broski
Member since Jun 2011
71245 posts
Posted on 1/18/23 at 10:10 pm to
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He has you talking about him.

Why else do you think he says the shite he does?


To get people to listen to his radio show watch his outkick streams.
Posted by Broski
Member since Jun 2011
71245 posts
Posted on 1/18/23 at 10:16 pm to
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Travis sold Outkick like 2 yrs ago.



He is apparently still a part of it according to his twitter bio and posts
Posted by PP7 for heisman
New Orleans
Member since Feb 2011
5445 posts
Posted on 1/18/23 at 11:14 pm to
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He's running the biggest grift I've ever seen. He turned a "keep politics out of sports" platform into a political/sports career that he is making bank on.
He was also a registered democrat, worked on Al Gore's campaign, and has never voted for a republican president in his life.

Yet his entire persona is a right wing political/sports commentator.

He's a fraud.
Posted by landrywasbeast30
Member since Nov 2011
4904 posts
Posted on 1/18/23 at 11:39 pm to
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He was also a registered democrat, worked on Al Gore's campaign, and has never voted for a republican president in his life.

Yet his entire persona is a right wing political/sports commentator.

He's a fraud.


Exactly what Trump did. These guys realize if you just tell idiots on the right the dumb shite they want to hear, they will form a cult like following devoted to you and make you rich, or President.
Posted by saint tiger225
San Diego
Member since Jan 2011
37333 posts
Posted on 1/19/23 at 12:07 am to
The election was stolen!

Posted by NIH
Member since Aug 2008
112740 posts
Posted on 1/19/23 at 6:36 am to
Big Biden guy?
Posted by nerdmachine
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2019
266 posts
Posted on 1/19/23 at 7:48 am to
Works both ways. I’m sure you believe every stupid thing Democrats spew out as well. Both parties have their fill of far right and left morons
Posted by St Augustine
The Pauper of the Surf
Member since Mar 2006
64380 posts
Posted on 1/19/23 at 7:55 am to
quote:

He's running the biggest grift I've ever seen.


Please he’s an amateur.
Posted by JoeHackett
Member since Aug 2016
4362 posts
Posted on 1/19/23 at 8:15 am to
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but also Kanter wasn't exactly playing great basketball the last time he was in the NBA


His last full season was the 20-21 season. He played in 72 games and was 18th in the league in Win Shares and 22nd in PER.

Then last year he was ok for half a season, got traded and then cut.

I don't see how his situation is at all comparable to Kaepernick's.
Posted by bamameister
Right here, right now
Member since May 2016
14355 posts
Posted on 1/19/23 at 8:17 am to
quote:

Came across on Twitter that Enes Kanter is a part of Outkick now and one of the tweets says that Kanter was blackballed by the NBA for speaking out against human rights violations.


Politics and pro sports are one and the same and have been. That said Enes Kanter has a 500K dollar bounty on his head. Turkey apparently doesn't appreciate free speech as much as this country. Playing basketball may not be a priority right now with this guy.
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