An NBA Player Is Changing His Last Name To ‘Freedom'

Asia's Tech News Daily

An NBA Player Is Changing His Last Name To ‘Freedom’
© Provided by The Spun Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter handles the ball.

Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter will officially become a United State citizen on Monday. He also plans to legally change his name to better reflect his citizenship status.

According to Stadium’s Shams Charania, Kanter will change his name to “Enes Kanter Freedom.” That means Kanter will become his middle name and Freedom his new last name.

Kanter, 29, retweeted Charania’s tweet on Sunday morning, essentially confirming the report to be true.

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

Kanter Freedom’s new name is reminiscent of when Ron Artest changed his name to Metta World Peace in 2011. The former NBA Defensive Player of the Year and 2010 champion now goes by Metta Sandiford-Artest.

The name change is quite the switch-up for Kanter, but isn’t an entirely surprising one for him to make. The NBA big man has been extremely outspoken about a number of issues pertaining to freedom in recent years.

Just earlier this month, Kanter took to social media and referred to People’s Republic of China President Xi Jinping as a “brutal dictator.” China responded by pulling Boston Celtics games off of the country’s internet.

Kanter also recently called out Nike and LeBron James for not speaking about against injustices committed by the Chinese government. He previously petitioned the International Olympic Committee to move the upcoming Winter Games before calling upon other countries to boycott the event.

“Shame on organizations like the International Olympic Committee that’s setting up an Olympic Games this upcoming winter in China where there’s a dictatorship happening right now. […] We need to boycott the Winter Olympics,” Kanter said last week, per The Hill.

NBA player Enes Kanter: “Shame on organizations like the International Olympic Committee that’s setting up an Olympic Games this upcoming winter in China where there’s a dictatorship happening right now. […] We need to boycott the Winter Olympics.” pic.twitter.com/WQjWp7u6fV

— The Hill (@thehill) November 23, 2021

 

Kanter, who re-signed with the Celtics for the second time in his career this offseason, has had a much quieter year on the court. The former No. 3 overall pick has played in nine games for Boston, averaging 4.2 points and 5.2 rebounds in 11 minutes per contest.

Kanter Freedom may not be as much of a force on the basketball court, but he’s shown that he’s willing to use his platform to speak out about issues that are important to him. That will surely continue under his new name and as an official citizen of the United States.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Battle for UP: Akhilesh Yadav's uncle Shivpal to contest on SP symbol

© Provided by DNA Even though there has been no formal merger of the Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party Lohia (PSPL) into the Samajwadi Party (SP), PSPL president Shivpal Singh Yadav has ... Read more »

Airport Authority of India yet to procure a single body scanner for its 100-plus airports

© Provided by Zee News Airports Authority of India (AAI) is in the “planning stage” right now to procure and install a single body scanner for its 100-plus airports across ... Read more »

Auto ancillary stocks rise as Nitin Gadkari makes six airbags mandatory

© Provided by CNBCTV18 Auto stocks were in focus on Monday after Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday made it compulsory for private vehicles carrying up to eight passengers to ... Read more »

PM Modi expresses grief over demise of legendary Kathak dancer Birju Maharaj

© Provided by The Statesman PM Modi expresses grief over demise of legendary Kathak dancer Birju Maharaj Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed his deep sense of grief over ... Read more »

Alfred Schreuder: ‘I have learned a lot from Ronald Koeman'

Premium The best of De Telegraaf Through Jeroen Kapteijns 12 min ago in FOOTBALL Alfred Schreuder starts his coaching adventure at Club Brugge with a regular 2-0 victory over STVV. ... Read more »

Earth's interior cooling down faster than expected, study shows why

© Provided by DNA A measuring system that measures the thermal conductivity of bridgmanite in the laboratory, under the pressure and temperature conditions that prevail inside the Earth, has been ... Read more »

Delhi's air quality improves to 'poor' from 'very poor' category; dense fog likely to continue

Delhi’s air quality improves to ‘poor’ from ‘very poor’ category; dense fog likely to continue After remaining in the ‘very poor’ category for two days in a row, the air ... Read more »

Kerala Lottery Result 2022: Check Winning Numbers for January 17 Win Win W-651 Lottery; First Prize Rs 75 Lakh!

KERALA WIN WIN W-651 LOTTERY RESULT 2022 LIVE UPDATES: Kerala state lottery department will be conducting lucky draw for Win Win W-651 lottery today on Monday, January 17 at 3 ... Read more »

Oil India shares rise over 5% a day after company exits US shale venture

© Provided by CNBCTV18 Shares of state-owned Oil India Ltd (OIL) rose over 5 percent on Monday, a day after the company exited from a US shale oil venture, selling ... Read more »

HP, Dell, Acer On Board As India's Rs 90,000 Crore Semiconductor Investment Journey Begins

The central government is targeting a share of 10% in global electronics manufacturing and aiming at Rs 90,000 crore investments in semiconductors alone. Saurabh Gaur, IT Ministry joint secretary told ... Read more »

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women's question in India is a partisan issue. And that's not so bad

© Provided by The Print Declaring Asha Singh, mother of the 2017 Unnao rape survivor, as a Congress candidate in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh elections, is certainly a symbolic move. ... Read more »

Where else will you find such view: MP forest dept pays last respect to 'Collarwali' tigress

The Madhya Pradesh Forest Department on Sunday conducted the last rites of tigress T15, popularly known as ‘Collarwali’, who died on January 15. Taking to Twitter, the forest department shared ... Read more »

Wealth of world's top 10 billionaires doubled during COVID-19 pandemic; here's how the rich got richer

© Provided by CNBCTV18 Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s richest 10 have seen their global wealth double to $1.5 trillion, widening the inequality gap between the ... Read more »

Australian Open 2022, Day 1, Live Score and Updates: Naomi Osaka, Rafael Nadal Ease Through; Ash Barty in Action Later

© Provided by News18 Australian Open 2022, Day 1, Tennis Live Scores and Updates: The Australian Open started Monday without nine-time champion Novak Djokovic and, finally, the focus was on ... Read more »

Odisha: Daily COVID-19 caseload crosses 10,000-mark for 5th day in row

© Provided by The Statesman Odisha: Daily COVID-19 caseload crosses 10,000-mark for 5th day in row In a marginal decline in daily caseload, Odisha on Monday Odisha reported 10,489 new ... Read more »

Stop crying. Cong hope for BJP, not Goans: Kejriwal's retort to Chidambaram

In a dig at the Congress, Aam Aadmi Party National Convener Arvind Kejriwal on Monday, January 17, said that the Grand old Party is the hope for the Bharatiya Janata ... Read more »

After Sacking Harak Singh Rawat, BJP May Drop More Names in U'khand. 3 Factors Could Decide Who Goes

© Provided by News18 After Sacking Harak Singh Rawat, BJP May Drop More Names in U’khand. 3 Factors Could Decide Who Goes After terminating senior legislator Harak Singh Rawat as ... Read more »

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes made NFL, franchise history vs. Steelers

© Provided by Chiefs Wire Another game, another historic performance for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. It seems like it happens every week at this point, but that doesn’t ... Read more »

Japanese club plans crowdfunded Iniesta statue

Japan’s richest football club Vissel Kobe want to build a bronze statue of World Cup-winning star player Andres Iniesta — and are launching a crowdfunding project to pay for it. ... Read more »

Tata Open Maharashtra 2022: Players to enter bio-bubble & event behind closed doors, confirms Tournament Director Sutar

Tata Open Maharashtra, South Asia’s only ATP Tour-level tournament, is back in 2022 after a hiatus of two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The ATP 250 event, which will ... Read more »

Following Ashes Success, Australia's Scott Boland Getting 'Calls' From County Sides

© Provided by News18 Following Ashes Success, Australia’s Scott Boland Getting ‘Calls’ From County Sides Following his sparkling performance in the Ashes, Australia’s 32-year-old pace bowler Scott Boland is reportedly ... Read more »

In numbers: Labuschagne - lucky, and making the most of it

© Cricket Australia via Getty Images Not everyone gets lucky; not many people do as much with their luck as Marnus Labuschagne does © Cricket Australia via Getty Images Marnus ... Read more »

Kohli's decision to call it quits has been coming for a while now

© Moneycontrol Kohli’s decision to call it quits has been coming for a while now Kohli’s captaincy has been on a decline for a while now. For that matter, his ... Read more »

2022 Indian Chief Dark Horse Review: 100-Years-Old and Still Kicking it!

Last year, Indian Motorcycle’s Chief Celebrated its 100th anniversary. And what happens when you let an idea evolve over a whole century? You get a beautifully evolved motorcycle that keeps ... Read more »

Australian Open 2022: Nadal and Osaka win openers, Norrie and Gauff stunned – live!

LIVE – Updated at 06:57 Rolling report: The year’s first tennis grand slam gets under way with Naomi Osaka and Rafael Nadal among those in action during the day session. ... Read more »

Joe Haden shares message for Steelers fans after season ends

© Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports Joe Haden indicated in one of his hashtags that he is not planning to retire. Joe Haden shared a message to the fans of ... Read more »

Cowboys find new embarrassing way to lose heartbreaker | Divisional round is almost set

Good Monday morning, everyone, and happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Let’s get right to it. It’s not such a good morning for… DAK PRESCOTT AND THE DALLAS COWBOYS This ... Read more »

Wasim Jaffer picks Virat Kohli's ‘highest point as captain', points out quality ‘which India never had'

Virat Kohli stepped down from the captaincy role, bringing an end to an illustrious seven-year long chapter via an emotional post on social media. The decision was announced after India’s ... Read more »

Kapil Sharma shares how he proposed to Ginni on a drunk call and left her shocked. Watch promo

Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath in stills from Netflix comedy special. Kapil Sharma will be seen sharing his love story with Ginni Chatrath on the Netflix comedy special, I’m Not ... Read more »

Australian Prime Minister does not rule out Djokovic participation before 2023

Photo: ANP Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Novak Djokovic could return to the Australian Open next year. After taking his visa, the world’s number 1 threatens to be banned ... Read more »

Kapil Sharma says he was drunk when he proposed to Ginni Chatrath on phone: ‘She was shocked'

© Provided by The Indian Express Comedian-actor Kapil Sharma has opened up on his love story with Ginni Chatrath on his Netflix’s stand-up special, I am Not Done Yet. In ... Read more »

ISL Champions Mumbai City FC Drawn in Group B of AFC Champions League

© Provided by News18 Reigning Indian Super League champions Mumbai City FC have been drawn in a tough group in the AFC Champions League. Along with the Islanders, the group ... Read more »

Sanya Malhotra on five years in Bollywood, response to Meenakshi Sundareshwar, and signing Sam Bahadur

© Provided by Firstpost Sanya Malhotra on five years in Bollywood, response to Meenakshi Sundareshwar, and signing Sam Bahadur Babita Kumari in Dangal, Ahana Mathur in Ludo or even Sandhya ... Read more »

Is CID coming back with a new season? Shivaji Satam reveals

After running for 21 years, one of India’s longest running TV show CID all of a sudden vanished from small screen in 2018. Since then, the diehard fans of the ... Read more »

Birju Maharaj Death: List of Film Songs Choreographed by the Kathak Legend

© Provided by News18 A legend and an institution in himself, Pandit Birju Maharaj mesmerised several generations of artists and audiences worldwide with his Kathak skills. The icon, an accomplished ... Read more »

Monday Motivation: Keerthy Suresh loves yoga; Nails 100-120 Surya Namaskar at a stretch like a pro

© Provided by Pinkvilla Starting from uploading their fitness journey on social media to inviting fans to take up fitness challenges, celebrities have inspired millions of their followers to follow ... Read more »

Arjun Rampal tells Mahikaa she will always be his little princess on her 20th birthday

Arjun Rampal wished his daughter Mahikaa a happy birthday. Arjun Rampal’s daughter, Mahikaa Rampal, is celebrating her 20th birthday today, January 17. The actor took to Instagram to share a ... Read more »

Suhana Khan Parties With Cousin Alia Chhiba in a Black Figure-Hugging Dress - See Glamorous Pics

Suhana Khan party pics: It was party time for Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan as she hung out with her cousin, Alia Chhiba and took to the internet to ... Read more »

IIT JAM 2022: Admit cards released; download hall tickets at jam.iitr.ac.in

© Provided by Firstpost IIT JAM 2022: Admit cards released; download hall tickets at jam.iitr.ac.in The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee has released admit cards for the Joint Admission ... Read more »

I learnt from him, from a distance, like Ekalavya did: Kamal Hassan on Pandit Birju Maharaj demise

© Provided by Zee News New Delhi: Tamil actor Kamal Hassan is heartbroken after learning about legendary Kathak dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj’s death on Monday (January 16). Birju Maharaj passed ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic