Enes Kanter Freedom is one such patriotic NBA player, who changed his last name from Kanter to Freedom after obtaining US citizenship.

While others in his sport and on his team have kept silent or even condoned the communist state’s abhorrent acts against the Uighurs in China, a big market for the NBA, he has spoken out and verbally criticized the new evil empire.

As his recent response to China supporter and Warriors Co-Owner Chamath Palihapitiya demonstrates, this includes targeting other NBA figures who support Red China.

Palihapitiya made an appearance on the All-In podcast, where he dismissed Red China’s genocide campaign against the Uighurs, saying:

Nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghurs, OK? You bring it up because you really care, and I think it’s nice that you care. The rest of us don’t care. I’m just telling you a very hard, ugly truth. Of all the things that I care about, yes, it is below my line. Of all the things that I care about, it is below my line. I care about the fact that our economy can turn on a dime if China invades Taiwan. I care about climate change. I care about America’s crippling and decrepit health care infrastructure. But if you ask me, do I care about a segment of a class of people in another country? Not until we can take care of ourselves will I prioritize them over us.

And I think a lot of people believe that and I’m sorry if that’s a hard truth to hear, but every time I say that I care about the Uyghurs, I’m really just lying if I don’t really care and so I rather not lie to you and tell you the truth. It’s not a priority for me.