Enes Kanter Freedom nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize

NBA player Enes Freedom (formerly Kanter) has been nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize. “I am humbled and honored to receive the nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize,” Freedom wrote on Twitter. “Sometimes taking a stand is more important than your next paycheck.”
Source: EuroHoops.net

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

eurohoops @eurohoopsnet
Enes Kanter Freedom has been nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/13…15:01

Enes Kanter Freedom nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize

Kerry Eggers @kerryeggers
With all the fuss over @Enes Kanter Liberty and alleged NBA blackball due to his comments on China, does the @Are the Portland Trail Blazers unsigning the resigned veteran center who played so well for them in two seasons?
#ripcity17:53

Enes Kanter Freedom nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize

Tom Westerholm @Tom_NBA
(PSA: People who say that Enes is being censored and that he is one of the best centers in the world are trying to get you to QT them angrily) – 17:50

Enes Kanter Freedom nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize

Sean Highkin @highkin
Enes Kanter is the biggest loser from the Blazers’ management changes earlier this season because the GM who hired him three (3) different times is no longer employed. – 17:06

Enes Kanter Freedom nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize

Adam Spolane @adamspolane
By giving up Enes Freedom, the Rockets have an open roster spot to convert one of their 2-way guys, which is what they did with Garrison Mathews, who signed a 4-year deal in December: 17:25

Enes Kanter Freedom nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize

jonathan feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets as expected houstonchronicle.com/texas-sports-n… resigns Enes Libertad center. (Deleted a tweet that included his old last name.) – 17:04

Enes Kanter Freedom nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize

Adam Wexler @adamjwexler
#rockets announce that they have renounced Enes Freedom. – 17:02

Enes Kanter Freedom nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize

Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
The Rockets announced that they have waived Enes Freedom. – 5:00 PM

Enes Kanter Freedom nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize

keith smith @Keith SmithNBA
Now that the Boston-Houston trade is complete, the Rockets have waived Enes Freedom. – 5:00 PM

Enes Kanter Freedom nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize

marc stein @TheSteinLine
The Rockets say they have given up Enes Freedom. – 5:00 PM

Enes Kanter Freedom nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize

Alykhan Bijani @Rockets_Insider
the #rockets They have resigned from the Enes Freedom center. – 5:00 PM

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According to the history of the Atlantic, a member of the Norwegian parliament proposed Freedom for nomination while 30 Nobel laureates issued a letter asking the Boston Celtics, Freedom’s former club, to support him by keeping him “on the right side of history” and keeping him on the team. -via EuroHoops.net / 17 February 2022

A top official from the National Basketball Players Association, Kanter’s own union, kept calling him to ask him not to wear anti-China shoes. “I talked about Turkey for 10 years, not a phone call,” Kanter told me. “I talked about China one day, I get phone calls every hour.” He told the union rep not to call back. When Kanter got to Adam Silver, they talked for half an hour. Silver told him that he was free to say what he wanted with his shoes; however, at the end of the conversation, according to Kanter, Silver commented, “Everybody knows it’s a business.” Kanter took this to mean: You’re free to talk about China, but you, your team and the NBA could face consequences. -via the atlantic / 16 February 2022

Friends in the league advised him to enjoy the season because it would be his last. Freedom claims that he has not been shunned by his teammates, that he receives silent support. Once, he told me, while preparing to shoot a free throw, a Lakers player muttered, “Listen, man, what you’re doing is so brave, keep talking, but I can’t talk about it. These teams caught us.” -via the atlantic / 16 February 2022

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Enes Kanter Freedom nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize