Celtics center Enes Kanter is officially changing his name to Enes Kanter Freedom, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Kanter will be the veteran big man's middle name and Freedom will be his new new last name before he's set to become a U.S. citizen on Monday.
Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter is legally changing his name to Enes Kanter Freedom, @TheAthletic @Stadium learned. Kanter will be his middle name, Freedom is his new last name. He becomes a U.S. citizen on Monday.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 28, 2021
After years of exile from his native country of Turkey, including getting his passport revoked by the Turkish government, plus having his father put in jail and later released, Kanter will earn U.S. citizenship. The C's center has publicly criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, as Kanter was accused of family terrorism back in 2017.
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