NBA Player Becomes U.S. Citizen and Changes Name to Freedom
After becoming a U.S. citizen NBA player Enes Kanter changed his name to Enes Kanter Freedom.
To document the moment Freedom posted a video of himself taking the naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States.
I am proud to be an American.
Greatest nation in the world.
The Land of the free, and home of the brave. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/8mbUX1dpWS
— Enes FREEDOM (@EnesFreedom) November 29, 2021
Freedom is a Boston Celtics center.
Prior to becoming a citizen, Freedom has taken a high profile on human rights abuses against China especially on the adverse treatment of Uyghur Muslims.
XI JINPING and the Chinese Communist Party
Someone has to teach you a lesson,
I will NEVER apologize for speaking the truth.
You can NOT buy me.
You can NOT scare me.
You can NOT silence me.
Bring it on!! #FreedomShoes#XinnieThePooh pic.twitter.com/JFGEgIaXlN
— Enes FREEDOM (@EnesFreedom) October 24, 2021
Freedom was exiled from his native country Turkey.
After becoming a U.S. citizen, Freedom spoke to the media.
He is officially Enes Kanter Freedom and an American citizen. He talks about the experience just minutes after receiving his citizenship. @BostonGlobe video. #Celtics pic.twitter.com/HkK0e5XUFI
— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) November 29, 2021
Fox News host Tucker Carlson interviewed Freedom on his show.
During the interview, Freedom said, “People should be really blessed and lucky to be in America.”
Enes Kanter Freedom to Tucker Carlson on Americans criticizing America: "I feel like they should just keep their mouth shut and stop criticizing the greatest nation in the world and they should focus on their freedoms and their human rights and democracy." pic.twitter.com/5nLAWYlkDg
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) November 30, 2021
Freedom understands the importance of liberty in the U.S. and it’s great to see him promote his feelings about becoming a citizen.