Enes Kanter RUMORS & NEWS

  • Enes Kanter claims he’s blacklisted by NBA for being critical of Chinese government

    Sportsnaut "Boston Celtics and New York Knicks veteran Enes Kanter Freedom says that his public protesting against human rights violations by the Chinese government, and the relationship the league has with them has led to him being blacklisted by the league and its 30 teams. Enes Kanter Freedom..." June 17

  • How Enes Kanter Freedom went from NBA athlete to human rights activist

    Yahoo! Sports "In February, Boston traded Kanter Freedom to Houston, which promptly waived him, leading to speculation that he would never play basketball in the United States again. Although he maintains that his lack of a new contract is political, others insist that comparisons to former San..." May 13

  • Enes Freedom Urges Elon Musk to Buy NBA So He Can Play Again

    The Daily Beast "Free-agent basketball player and newfound right-wing “free speech” martyr Enes Kanter Freedom begged edgelord billionaire Elon Musk to buy the NBA on Thursday, calling it “my dream” as Musk could potentially force a franchise to bring him back to the..." May 13

  • Enes Freedom Interested In Playing In Greece

    Hoops Rumors "If Enes Freedom can’t hook on with another NBA team, he wants to play in Greece, Sportando relays. Freedom would be interested in signing with Panathinaikos, partially for political reasons, he told Greek publications Ethnikos Kirikas. “My..." April 16

  • Enes Freedom: ‘It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize why I got little playing time and was released’

    NBC Sports "Enes Freedom (former Enes Kanter) has been an outspoken critic of the Chinese government and those he deems too sympathetic to China. Freedom has also fallen out of the NBA after 11 years in the league. The center began the season with the Celtics but played a..." March 24

  • Adam Silver Says Enes Kanter Freedom-Colin Kaepernick Comparisons Are 'Unfair'

    Bleacher Report "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver denied the league is conspiring to blackball Enes Kanter Freedom as a result of his activism regarding China. In an interview with the New York Times' Sopan Deb, Silver said any comparisons to former NFL star Colin Kaepernick were wide of the..." March 24

  • Enes Freedom Not Considering Retirement

    Hoops Rumors "Veteran NBA center Enes Freedom believes his public comments criticizing China’s human rights record – and the NBA for doing business with the country – led to his lack of playing time and his release, writes Sopan Deb of The New York Times. “It..." March 24

  • Enes Freedom Calls The Celtics 'Hypocrites' For Wearing Ukraine Pins

    Fadeaway World "In a show of support for Ukraine, Celtics coaches chose to don pins during Sunday's game against Brooklyn. While most of the NBA community applauded the move, inactive NBA big man Enes Freedom (formerly Kanter) seized the opportunity to put his former team on..." March 09

  • Enes Freedom Sends Fiery Message To Vladimir Putin Amid Russia Declaring War On Ukraine

    Total Pro Sports "Enes Freedom has been sounding off on social media against the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but he made his most shocking message this weekend. The outspoken NBA veteran and fre agent posted a deadly message for “evil” Russian president Vladimir Putin. " February 27

  • Enes Freedom NBA Career Likely Over

    Heavy "Enes Freedom was a casualty of the Boston Celtics trade activity around the February 10 trade deadline. The veteran big man was part of the deal that saw Daniel Theis return to Boston, with Freedom, Bruno Fernando, and Dennis Schroder heading to the Houston Rockets as..." February 13

  • Celtics To Trade Dennis Schroder, Enes Freedom and Bruno Fernando For Rockets’ Daniel Theis

    Hoops Rumors "The Rockets are sending Daniel Theis back to the Celtics, Kelly Iko of The Athletic reports. Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets that it will be for a package including Dennis Schroder. Sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Enes..." February 10

  • NBA gets pressed on Enes Kanter Freedom's 'zero' All-Star votes

    Fox News "The NBA released their results for All-Star fan votes on Thursday, which drew ire on its own with the likes of Andrew Wiggins being named a starter over more credible selections. Compounding the snubs and flops was the NBA’s silencing of the people’s vote when it came to..." January 30

  • Is something fishy going on with Enes Kanter Freedom All-Star voting?

    Larry Brown Sports "The NBA released the voting numbers this week for the 2022 All-Star Game, and it revealed something very strange about Enes Kanter Freedom. The All-Star Game starters and captains were revealed by the league on Thursday. Fans were able to vote for any player in the NBA, and their..." January 28

  • Enes Kanter Freedom says teammate of LeBron James told him to keep criticizing NBA star over China

    Fox News "Outspoken NBA player Enes Kanter Freedom, who has frequently criticized LeBron James for refusing to speak out against the human rights violations in China, claims a teammate of the Lakers superstar encouraged him to keep it up.  "One of the teammates that..." January 06