Former NBA star Ron Artest changed his name to Metta World Peace back in the later stages of his playing days. Most sports fans figured it was just Ron being Ron, given his large personality, similar to when ex-NFL star Chad Johnson switched his moniker to Chad Ochocinco.
But this athlete’s name change is different.
NBA center Enes Kanter, now Enes Kanter Freedom, just became a citizen of the United States. He knows what it’s like to live in a third world country (under a murderous dictator) and he calls out ingrates like LeBron James when they say stupid things.
This story isn’t likely to get much coverage from the mainstream media, so we all need to spread it around like wildfire.
From The Daily Wire:
You can add Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter to the list of NBA players who have officially changed their names during their playing days.
On Sunday, NBA insider Shams Charania reported that Kanter will legally change his name to Enes Kanter Freedom as he prepares to become a U.S. citizen on Monday.
Kanter has called for a free Tibet, an independent Taiwan, called on the Chinese government to “stop the genocide” of the Uyghur people, and challenged President Biden to “stop playing games with bullies” ahead of his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter is legally changing his name to Enes Kanter Freedom, @TheAthletic @Stadium learned. Kanter will be his middle name, Freedom is his new last name. He becomes a U.S. citizen on Monday.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 28, 2021
Here’s a past tweet from Enes…
Money over Morals for the “King” 👑
Sad & disgusting how these athletes pretend they care about social justice
They really do “shut up & dribble” when Big Boss 🇨🇳 says so
Did you educate yourself about the slave labor that made your shoes or is that not part of your research? pic.twitter.com/YUA8rGYeoZ
— Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) November 18, 2021