Enes Freedom is making an effort to fix the continuing political divide in the United States by urging the use of different pronouns.
We should perpetuate the notion of "we" and "us" over "they" and "them." We have far more in common than what divides us. 🇺🇸
— Enes FREEDOM (@EnesFreedom) May 2, 2022
The 29-year-old Freedom, who began his basketball career under the name Enes Kanter, has become more prominent in recent years for his politically focused comments rather than his basketball abilities.
Freedom has been very vocal in attacking players such as LeBron James on a number of different topics, including the latter’s relationship with China.
That particular take by Freedom was based on China’s history of human rights violations and James accepting endorsement money from Chinese interests.
Freedom has also attacked the NBA as a whole for a similar business relationship. In addition, he has indicated that the league is blackballing him for his controversial remarks.
With his most recent social media comment, Freedom is making an effort to try to at least reduce the heated level of political rhetoric that continues across the country.
That attempt by Freedom may be more difficult than trying to get back into the NBA, given the level of animosity from both sides of the political aisle. At the moment, the upcoming general election in November as well as other current political topics figure to keep things heated in the months ahead.
There’s no apparent indication that Freedom’s claim of being blackballed by the league is true. However, one anonymous NBA general manager did indicate in February that teams may be reluctant to sign him.
That reluctance may be based as much on Freedom’s declining production on the court as his political comments. Whether some team signs him during the offseason may help to determine if his claims have any merit.