NBA Player Refuses Cancellation, Calls on League to Blindly Support Authoritarian Chinese Communist Regime – zoohousenews.com
(Natural News) Turkish-born NBA star Enes Kanter Freedom, who changed his name from Enes Kanter last year when he officially became a US citizen, takes a brave stance against the league for its unconditional support and partnership the Chinese Communist Party, despite Beijing’s ongoing human rights violations against the country’s Uyghur Muslims and other minorities.
Freedom, who came to the US as a teenager, recently spoke about the differences between his home country and his adopted country: “Here [in the U.S.], there is freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of expression, freedom of the press. I didn’t have any of that with Turkey,” according to 100 Percent Fed Up.
The NBA makes about $5 billion a year from its partnership with China, so it hasn’t been easy for Freedom. Despite his ability to play the center position well and his height – 6’10” with a 7″1″ wingspan, it took him a while to establish himself with a team for the 2022-23 season. He most recently played for the Boston Celtics in 2021 and before that for the Portland Trail Blazers.
During a recent appearance on Fox News, Freedom slammed the league and its commissioner Adam Silver for having such a close financial relationship with the ChiComs, despite the regime’s appalling human rights abuses.
“The NBA [is the] ‘No Boundaries Association,'” Freedom said. “The NBA is giving free propaganda to a genocidal regime.”
He then responded to a video recently posted by the Washington Wizards showing Chinese Ambassador Qin Gang shooting free throws on the pitch before a game.
“I’ve been in the NBA for 11 years and over 800 games,” he said. “I’ve never had that in my entire career [seen] any ambassador of a government who enters the court before the game and shoots freely.”
“I remember when my manager sent me this video,” Freedom added. “I thought it was a joke, but when I saw this tweet from the Chinese ambassador, I was like, ‘This is just gross.'”
Tried my first throw at an NBA game @WashWizards. Also renewed our special relationship as Washington Wizards was the first NBA team to visit China in 1979 when our two countries established diplomatic relations,” Qin noted on Twitter with a short video clip of himself taking pictures.
Tried my first pitch at an NBA game @WashWizards. We also renewed our special relationship as the Washington Wizards became the first NBA team to visit China in 1979 when our two countries established diplomatic relations. pic.twitter.com/VCX7JncN7i
— Qin Gang ?? (@AmbQinGang) December 28, 2022
Earlier this year, Freedom was traded from the Celtics to the Houston Rockets, but the team eventually dropped him. He believes he was released because of his views on the Chinese government.
During his interview with Fox News, Freedom dealt another punch to the NBA commissioner.
“When the Muslims are literally being slaughtered in the concentration camps in China, you [Adam Silver] are silent, and not only are you silent, you are literally collaborating with this genocidal regime. They are literally working hand in hand with the most brutal regime in the world trying to make money and business there,” he said.
“Please look me in the eye and say you know nothing about the 3 million people in concentration camps in China [who]are tortured and raped every day. Shame on you,” he added.
SHAME ON YOU: In The Ingraham Angle, Enes Kanter Freedom berates NBA Commissioner Adam Silver for hiding CCP atrocities and “collaborating with a genocidal regime.” pic.twitter.com/Lipb2Jv9nA
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 30, 2022
It’s unclear if Freedom can match any other NBA team ahead of the season, but one thing is certain: He won’t change his views on what he rightly calls the world’s most brutal regime.