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Enes Kanter Freedom criticized for saying Jeremy Lin is ‘disgusting’ for ‘turning his back’ on Taiwan

Enes Kanter Freedom criticized for saying Jeremy Lin is ‘disgusting’ for ‘turning his back’ on Taiwan

Several Twitter users called out Enes Kanter Freedom after the Boston Celtics player seemingly referred to Jeremy Lin as Taiwanese.

December 7, 2021
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Several Twitter users immediately took Enes Kanter Freedom to task after the Boston Celtics center seemingly referred to Jeremy Lin as Taiwanese instead of American.
How disgusting of you”: Freedom, 29, took to Twitter on Sunday to call out Lin, 33, for playing in the Chinese Basketball Association and not standing with Taiwan.
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  • Shame on you @JLin7. Haven’t you had enough of that Dirty Chinese Communist Party money feeding you to stay silent?” Freedom wrote. “How disgusting of you to turn your back against your country & your people. Stand with Taiwan! Stop bowing to money & the Dictatorship. Morals over Money brother.”
  • Twitter users were quick to correct Freedom in his tweet by pointing out that Lin is a Taiwanese American and was born in Torrance, California.
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  • Freedom’s call-out came days after Lin, a point guard, announced that he would be returning to the Chinese Basketball Association to play for the Beijing Ducks in the 2021-22 season after failing to find a team in the NBA.
  • Playing basketball in China feels at home,” the Taiwanese American player said. “Thanks all fans for the support, and I am looking forward to the second and third phase of this season.”
  • Other responses to Freedom’s tweet:
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Other details: The Celtics player, who recently changed his last name to Freedom after becoming an American citizen, has been an outspoken critic of the Chinese government and several NBA personalities, including LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai and Nike founder Phil Knight.
Featured Image @enesfreedom (left), @jlin7 (right)
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