Posted 8 days ago
National Basketball Association (NBA) player Enes Kanter said Monday that he’s becoming a citizen of the United States, “the greatest country in the world.”
“I mean, it’s the greatest country in the world and actually, not many people know this and this is the first time I’m actually saying it on live, and I passed my citizenship test and at the end of this month I’m actually getting sworn in and becoming an official American citizen and I cannot wait.”
Kanter, who cannot return to Turkey where he was born, has been a staunch critic of China and professional athletes who support the communist country.
The Boston Celtics center said America values free speech and that is what he tells people who want him to keep silent about human rights abuses in China.
“I wore those Free Tibet shoes, right before the game there’s two gentlemen from the NBA came up to me and said, ‘We are begging you, please take those shoes off,’ and I was like, ‘Listen, am I breaking any rules?”
Kanter said he was told that he was not breaking any rules so he told the unidentified men: “I’m getting ready for my citizenship test,... (Read more)