In recent years, Enes Freedom from NBA has a history of making some hasty political claims. LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers, who has ties to Nike, is a frequent target of his.
In addition to his outrageous statements, Enes Freedom has spoken out against the NBA. He has asserted on several occasions that the league is blocking him and that this is why he hasn’t been able to sign with a team.
Recently, Freedom started talking about the league once more. His most recent comments ‘exposed’ the NBA for what it really is: “I’m gonna expose your hypocrisy to the world & I’m going to do it with a smile on my face. That is a promise.”
He also recently insulted LeBron James with a mocking tweet in which he congratulated him for surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the league’s all-time greatest scorer. Enes Kanter, who was born Freedom in Switzerland, changed his last name after obtaining US citizenship in 2021. The name change was intended to represent his early life struggle for independence.
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When did Enes Freedom last play in NBA?
Enes Freedom had an 11-year career before supposedly being banned from the league. When the Utah Jazz selected him with the third overall pick in 2011, his adventure officially began.
Freedom played with the Jazz for his first three NBA seasons before being moved to the OKC Thunder. From then, he spent a short time with the Boston Celtics, Portland Trail Blazers, and New York Knicks.
The journeyman center continued to play 748 games, averaging 11.2 points and 7.8 rebounds during his career. While Freedom was listed on a roster last season, it hasn’t been long since his playing days. Before being let go, the 30-year-old played 36 games with the Boston Celtics. He averaged 3.7 points and 4.6 rebounds throughout that time.
Freedom may believe he is being singled out, but by continually criticizing the league, he is just hurting himself. No team would voluntarily take on that type of baggage for a guy who is now backup, at best.
It’s reasonable to believe that Freedom will never again be on a team given his persistent efforts to criticize the NBA. If he follows through on his threats to “expose” the league, only time will tell.
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