Celtics’ Enes Kanter Legally Changes his Name to “Enes Kanter Freedom” to Celebrate US Citizenship

Nov 15, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter (13) drives against Cleveland Cavaliers center Evan Mobley (4) in the third quarter at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Outspoken professional basketball player Enes Kanter will legally change his name to Enes Kanter Freedom to celebrate becoming a US citizen.

The Swiss-born, Turkish-raised Mr Kanter, 29, will reportedly have his citizenship ceremony on Monday afternoon.

He has repeatedly condemned human rights violations in China and Turkey.

The NBA star has said his Turkish passport was revoked by authorities in 2017.

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