Few Americans have received a letter from former president George W. Bush. Boston Celtics player Enes Kenter Freedom received one congratulating him on becoming a U.S. citizen. Kanter Freedom posted the letter on his Twitter feed and called it “an honor.”
On December 27, 2021 at 10.14 p.m., Enes Kanter shared the letter sent by President Bush on his Twitter account. He said: “What an honor!” He expressed his immense gratitude to the 43rd president of the U.S. George W. Bush. He said that he was “proud to be a citizen of the United States of America, the land of the free and home of the brave.” He said that he would “never take for granted the Freedoms” that he had “here.”
The letter from President Bush congratulated Kanter Freedom for becoming a citizen of the nation and asked him to “embrace this chance to add to our country’s proud heritage.”
Enes Kanter Freedom is of Turkish descent. He was born in Switzerland. He added Freedom to his name as he was expecting to get American citizenship in November. He said that the move to add freedom to his name making Kanter his middle name was for two reasons: the first one was to celebrate him becoming a U.S. citizen and the second reason was that it was inspired by a nickname that was given to him by his teammates.
In an interview with CNN he said, “Freedom is the greatest thing a human being can have, so that’s why I wanted to make that word a part of me and carry it wherever I go.” He debuted the new name on his uniform in the Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers in early December.
This NBA season, he was very much in the news not only because of his game but also because he called out a number of issues. He blasted Nike for its labor practices. He criticized China. He also called out LA Lakers star LeBron James.