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NBA player Enes Kanter on his legal name change to include 'Freedom' after becoming American citizen

By HatetheSwamp
November 30, 2021 10:08 am
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NBA player Enes Kanter Freedom, an outspoken critic of Turkey's authoritarian regime and human rights advocate, spoke to "America’s Newsroom" Tuesday about changing his legal name to include ‘Freedom’ in celebration of his new American citizenship.

"It was probably the greatest moment of my life," the Boston Celtics player told co-hosts Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino.

"I think it was a dream come true," added Kanter Freedom. "I was like wow I cannot believe I’m finally, you know, gonna call somewhere home. So, that definitely meant so much to me, you guys have no idea."

Kanter Freedom recalled a story in which one of his teammates criticized then-President Barrack Obama back in 2009. Unaware of the freedoms intrinsic to America, he feared that his teammate would be thrown in jail for his comments about the government. His teammate laughed and told him not to worry.

He went on to say that Americans should feel blessed to have their freedoms, underscoring the reality that so many other countries around the world do not.


This is an incredible, inspirational story. It contrasts so radically with the anger with America coming from so many on the political left.


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  1. by Curt_Anderson on November 30, 2021 2:17 pm
    This reminds me of World B. Free who changed his name from Lloyd B. Free. He played in the NBA from 1975 to 1988. Free was known as the "Prince of Mid-Air" as well as "All-World".

    He got his name from his days in Brooklyn, where a friend nicknamed him "World" because of his 44-inch vertical leap and 360 degree dunks. Free was known for his "rainbow" jump shots, referring to the extreme arch of the ball during the shot. He was also known for taking high risk shots and playing flamboyantly.
    en.wikipedia.org


  2. by HatetheSwamp on November 30, 2021 2:35 pm

    Ah, World! Big days for the 6ers. Good times. Dr J, Bobby Jones, Moses, Darryl Dawkins. Cleon Jones. Maurice Cheeks!

    Good, good times.




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