Enes Kanter Freedom Spoke With Tucker Carlson After Becoming U.S. Citizen

Boston Celtics player Enes Kanter, who legally changed his name to Enes Kanter Freedom, made a pit stop by Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show after becoming a U.S. citizen on Monday.

During his chat with Tucker, Freedom called on people in the U.S. to stop criticizing the country.


“So, I feel like they should just, please, they should keep their mouth shut and stop criticizing the greatest nation in the world and they should focus on, you know, their freedoms and their human rights and their democracy,” Freedom said.

Freedom’s comments didn’t sit well with some who took to social media to call out the NBA player’s take.

Kanter Freedom has been in the news lately for criticizing China and Nike. In October, he called out LeBron James for not being more vocal about urging NBA players to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

On the court he’s doing far less, averaging 4.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 0.2 assists per game for the Celtics in the 2021-22 NBA season.

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