Days After Publicly Bashing LeBron James, ‘Most Valuable Patriot’ Winner “Plans” Massive Legal Step Against NBA as Per Reports

Published 11/20/2022, 4:50 AM EST
DENVER, CO – FEBRUARY 12: LeBron James (23) of the Los Angeles Lakers makes an angry face before the first quarter against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Enes Kanter Freedom is an outspoken player. LeBron James would know that well. That would perhaps even be an understatement, considering he paid the price of being pulled out of the NBA. However, he plans to keep fighting against what he believes are the crippling social issues of the world. And Freedom plans to fight the NBA too. He recently revealed his next course of action against the league.

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In a recent episode of the ‘Brian Kilmeade Show’, he said he wanted to sue the league. His appearance was shortly after winning the Most Valuable Patriot Award. Enes Freedom recalled how none of the teams wanted to give him a spot.

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He also shared how he is been engaging in legal conversations and is “definitely looking forward to suing them”.

It is still unclear on what grounds Freedom would sue the NBA. During his playing career, the former big man played for the Boston Celtics last season, but only logged in 35 games. He was then traded to the Houston Rockets midway through the season. But that stint was even shorter after the Rockets waived him off the team. During this phase, Enes Freedom had been vocal against the Chinese government.

Freedom had once described the NBA as “the most hypocritical organization”. According to him, the league was run by a “Chinese dictatorship”. He hopes that NBA stands up for what is right.

Enes Freedom goes after LeBron James

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He once strongly criticized LeBron James for not taking a stand on the alleged human rights violations in China. Freedom said he wished to “educate” James on the situation in China.

Mar 16, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) wipes his brow during the third quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports

Speaking to the New York Times, Freedom recalled that his mom influenced him to stand up for a cause, even if it meant he had to “sacrifice everything”. He brought this up during his winning speech as well during Fox Nation’s Patriot Awards. Freedom was also asked whether he would be willing to speak out again if given the choice.

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“This is bigger than my first paycheck. Of course, I would do it all over again,” he replied.

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Rekha Joly

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Rekha Joly is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. She earned a triple major in English, Journalism, and Psychology from St. Joseph's College, Bangalore.

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