Boston Celtics big man Enes Kanter Freedom received a letter reserved for few American citizens. Former President George W. Bush sent a letter to Kanter Freedom congratulating him on becoming a U.S. citizen.
Kanter Freedom posted the letter on Twitter, saying it was "an honor."
What an honor!
Huge thanks to 43rd president of the U.S. George W. Bush
I’m proud to be a citizen of the United States of America, the land of the free and home of the brave. 🇺🇸
I will never take for granted the Freedoms that I have here. pic.twitter.com/WAtTcLUMwb
— Enes Kanter FREEDOM (@EnesFreedom) December 27, 2021
The letter congratulated Kanter Freedom on his citizenship and encouraged him to "embrace this chance to add to our country's proud heritage."
Kanter Freedom — previously known as Enes Kanter — legally added "Freedom" to his name in anticipation of becoming an American citizen in November. Kanter Freedom is Turkish and was born in Switzerland.
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Kanter Freedom is averaging 4.7 points and 5.6 rebounds in 23 games with the Celtics. The team is 16-17, and sits in the ninth spot in the Eastern Conference.