Enes Freedom says he would average 60 points and 30 rebounds in the WNBA if he changed his name to ‘Eneshia’ and wore a wig

David Akerman
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Enes Freedom last played in the NBA for the Boston Celtics during the 2021-22 season, but he’s still been finding ways to keep his name in the spotlight.

Freedom is a very outspoken individual and constantly making appearances on Fox News. During his latest appearance on the network, he floated out the idea of putting on a wig and changing his name to “Eneshia” to play in the WNBA. Freedom also claimed he would average 60 points and 30 rebounds per game if he were to play in the WNBA.

Freedom was speaking about transgender athletes. He seems to be very passionate about his views on the subject.


Plenty of fans decided to attack Freedom for his comments, pointing to his subpar abilities on the defensive end as one reason why he would struggle to play well in the league. The former first-round pick gained notoriety during his time in the league for struggling to defend opponents in pick-and-roll situations.

Though Freedom has not yet retired from professional basketball, his last official game came on Feb. 8, 2022. He’s really built himself up on the political stage since then.

It’ll be interesting to see if the big man, who has played for five NBA teams throughout his career, is able to somehow make his way back into the league sometime in the near future.

He holds career averages of 11.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game on 54.8 percent shooting from the field. He’s played for the Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers and Celtics.

Freedom is no stranger to controversy. Though he was born in Switzerland, he grew up in Turkey. He eventually started to publicly criticize the president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which led to his family disowning him. His passport was also cancelled.

In March of last year, the 31-year-old said he was being blackballed by the NBA. He later spoke about plans to sue the league, but it seems like that might no longer be something that he plans to do.

People likely won’t have to wait much longer to hear Freedom express a passionate view on a touchy subject.

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David is a Miami native and University of Maryland graduate who has experience in writing, editing and video production. He has been following the NBA and NFL for as long as he can remember.