Mon. May 23rd, 2022

NBA free agent and former WWE 24/7 Champion Enes Kanter Freedom appeared on Let’s Hang Live during the SEC Championship game this past Sunday. The following highlights were sent to us:

Enes Freedom has an offer to wrestle (:35 mark)

“I already have an offer [to wrestle]. I’m just trying to figure out what’s going to happen with this basketball thing. I’m 29 and I want to play another six, seven years in this league. I’m just going to figure out my basketball career first and then see what’s going to happen […] I love basketball. I don’t want to quit basketball.”

Enes Freedom on the Brittney Griner situation (:11 mark)

“The rules are rules […] many can disagree but I think one of the biggest reasons is political.”

Enes Freedom: China shouldn’t have been allowed to host the 2022 Winter Olympics (:50 mark)

“When Xi Jinping was allowed to have the Olympics despite the genocide, it’s a green light for dictators like Putin to get away with essentially anything.”

Enes Freedom on the importance of celebrity activism

“There’s a difference between politics and human rights. Sometimes we are talking about some of the problems that are happening in our country and people are saying, ‘don’t talk about politics, just play basketball.’ But there is a difference between human rights and politics. It is really important for all the athletes – and not just athletes, if you’re a celebrity, platform, actor, singer, rapper – it is important to bring awareness and talk about some of the uncomfortable conversations in your society, your neighborhood, and your family because you will impact a lot. So athletes are definitely playing an important role in our time.”

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