NBA star Enes Kanter changes name to celebrate US citizenship
New York: Outspoken professional basketball player Enes Kanter will legally change his name to Enes Kanter Freedom to celebrate becoming a US citizen.
The Swiss-born, Turkish-raised Kanter, 29, tweeted a video of his citizenship ceremony on Monday. He recited the oath using his new name.
I am proud to be an American.
Greatest nation in the world.
The Land of the free, and home of the brave. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/8mbUX1dpWS
— Enes Kanter FREEDOM (@EnesFreedom) November 29, 2021
He has repeatedly condemned human rights violations in China and Turkey.
The NBA star has said his Turkish passport was revoked by authorities in 2017.
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