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.