Enes Kanter Freedom Withdraws From CPAC, Cites ‘NBA Stuff’

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Enes Kanter Freedom withdrew from a planned appearance at CPAC on Tuesday, less than a week after the center was abandoned by the Houston Rockets.

NBA star become a US citizen last November, and later changed his last name to Freedom.

Before that, he had accused some of his league colleagues of turning down China.

Kanter made headlines as he chased league star LeBron James. Freedom asserts on Twitter that James’s only power is the oppressive government of China.

Last week, the Swiss-born Turkish-American was confirmed as a speaker for this year’s CPAC by Matt Schlapp.

But the rocket soon let him go just minutes after buying him from the Boston Celtics via trade last Thursday.

Heavy report several in the league shared doubts after Freedom was waived that he would be able to land another contract in the NBA:

Freedom now seems to be highlighting uncertainty about whether he will get another NBA job by the fact he has been outspoken about a number of social issues. He has responded to comments from conservative lawmakers, who say he is being punished for his anti-government stance in China.

Another team’s GM said: “I don’t know if anyone else signed him. Maybe not. I think from a basketball standpoint, it really matters. I’m not sure if anything else would come into play. I don’t think he won’t get a job for whatever he says or does. I think he’s not defensive, and the game is changing. He plays a lot older than he really is.”

After he was released from Houston, and reported on the future of his playing career, David Weigel afterward Washington Post reported Tuesday that Freedom said he would not attend CPAC.

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