Then-Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) high-fives teammates after beating Portland during NBA action in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Kanter, who has played for several NBA teams since then, is having trouble finding a spot on a team.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Former Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter Freedom doesn’t expect to play in the NBA again or in Europe because of his outspoken views on human rights abuses in China and other places around the world.
But the Turkish big man did recently get some calls from the WWE about becoming a professional wrestler.
“I’m not joking,” he said Friday at Utah Republican Rep. Chris Stewart’s annual security conference in Salt Lake City. Freedom was among several speakers talking about world issues, particularly China.
One of the wrestlers told him he could talk publicly about whatever he wanted except for Saudi Arabia. Freedom said he was told what China is to the NBA, Saudi Arabia is to the WWE.
“It’s too late,” he said. “I already mentioned them.
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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News