(AFP, Boston, 28th) The US sports website “The Athletic” pointed out that the NBA Boston Celtics center Kanter (Enes Kanter) from Turkey, who is from Turkey, will receive American citizenship tomorrow. , Will change the last name to “Freedom”.
The 29-year-old Kanter has long criticized the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Recep Tayyip Erdogan). In 2017, he even called the Erdogan “Adolf Hitler of our country”.
Kanter not only criticized Turkey unreservedly, but also condemned China’s human rights record. He has publicly supported Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibetans and Uyghurs on the Internet a few days ago, and criticized Chinese President Xi Jinping as a “cruel dictator.”
Kanter also named NBA superstar LeBron James. In addition to criticizing James for not advocating vaccination against COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019), he also mentioned the partnership between James and the global sports goods supplier Nike.
Kanter believes that Nike’s failure to take action on the unfair treatment of Chinese minorities is inseparable from the attitude of Nike’s spokesperson, James, and that it is sad and disgusting to be muffled in the face of China and that money overrides morality.
Kanter said in an interview with CNN: “Don’t forget, whenever you put those shoes on your feet or those T-shirts on your body, there is blood, tears and oppression behind everything. He complained that “millions” of Uyghurs were forced to work in “modern slavery” factories.
Kanter was selected by the Utah Jazz with the 3rd overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. After that, he moved to the Oklahoma City Thunder, New York Nicks, and Portland Trail Blazers. He is currently in the Celtics, this is the second time he has put on the green shirt.