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Enes Kanter Freedom asked Elon Musk to buy the NBA in April and now once again expressed his wish to see the richest man on the planet become the league’s owner.
“That would be my dream, you know,” Freedom said while being asked about Musk buying the NBA, on FOX News. “I think what he’s doing for free speech is amazing. And I think that he can bring some justice to the NBA and finally maybe I can get to play basketball.”
Freedom, 29, has been a free agent since he was waived by the Houston Rockets in February, following a trade by the Boston Celtics. After spending months without a team for the first time in a ten-year NBA career, the veteran center believes that no club picks him up because of his outspokenness against China.
“I’m 29 years old but they are pushing me to retire at the age of 29 because I speak out,” Freedom said. “And whenever I speak out it hurts their business, it hurts their money. It shows one more time that they care more about money and business than what players stand for. This is the one thing that kills me inside because two years ago with the problems that were happening in America, NBA was the first organization that went out there and said that they care and also encouraged the players to talk about whatever they want to talk about.”
“Two years later, I talk about what is happening in China and every NBA game is canceled, the Boston Celtics games are canceled and they were mad. And I was of the league… like that,” Freedom added and snapped his fingers. “But these are bigger things than basketball. There are bigger things than money and business. I just hope, I just wish one player that can join me so we can stop this whole thing.”
Fox News host Gillian Turner: "Do you still want Elon Musk to buy the NBA?"
Enes Kanter Freedom: "That would be my dream… I think, you know, he can bring some justice to NBA and finally maybe I can get to play basketball." pic.twitter.com/ewLK3KFSKk
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) May 12, 2022