Enes Kanter to change his last name to ‘Freedom,’ passes US citizenship test

Enes Kanter to change his last name to ‘Freedom,’ passes US citizenship test
Boston Celtics’ Enes Kanter passes citizenship test
Bryan Ke
By Bryan Ke
November 29, 2021
Boston Celtics’ Enes Kanter, a vocal critic of the Chinese Communist Party and other NBA personalities, has announced his plan to change his last name to “Freedom.”
New country, new name: NBA Insider Shams Charania first broke the news of the 29-year-old Turkish athlete’s name change.
  •  The center, who will go by the full name of Enes Kanter Freedom, shared that his new last name “comes from what his teammates have been calling him.” 
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  • The official name change will happen after Kanter’s U.S. citizenship oath on Monday, his team’s manager, Hank Fetic, told the Associated Press.
  • Kanter reportedly passed his citizenship test early last week.
Making headlines: Kanter has been making the news over the past month for his strong stance against the Chinese government and Nike’s alleged use of a Chinese factory linked to forced Uyghur. 
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