Boston Celtics’ Enes Kanter Changed Last Name to Freedom

Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter is changing its name to Enes Kanter Freedom.

The decision comes before Turkish-born Kanter became a US citizen on Monday. His agent told the AP news agency that Kanter will officially change his name after completing the naturalization process.

Kanter has a long history of social activism. He has been an outspoken critic of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and was indicted in his home country in 2018 on charges of belonging to an armed terrorist group, which he denies. Turkey, which revoked his passport, is seeking his extradition.

During this season, Kanter has expressed support for Tibet, a stance that has led to Celtics games. taken from Chinese media.

Edited by Utah with a third overall pick in the 2011 draft, Kanter is in his second stint for the Celtics after previous stops with the Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, New York Knicks and Portland Trail Blazers.

Over 11 seasons, Kanter averaged 11.4 points and 7.9 rebounds per game.

Information from Reuters is included in this report. Boston Celtics’ Enes Kanter Changed Last Name to Freedom

John Verrall

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