Famous NBA player is opening a basketball camp in Jerusalem

Published August 2, 2022 at 10:45

Enes Kanter Freedom's basketball camp will be open for kids of all religions and will teach tolerance and cooperation as well as basketball skills.

NBA player Enes Kanter Freedom is opening a basketball camp for Muslims, Jews, Christian and Druze kids in Jerusalem, he announced

I believe that we can use sports to promote tolerance, respect, and coexistence," said Freedom. By bringing children together on a basketball court, I know we can show them the importance of respecting people of all faiths while building camaraderie and developing relationships.

I played in the NBA for 11 years as an observant Muslim, shoulder to shoulder with my Jewish and Christian brothers. We respected each other's faith and I learned a lot from them and about them and their faith. I am looking forward to setting a positive example for the children of Jerusalem.

Enes Kanter Freedom is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. Born in Switzerland to Turkish parents, he was raised in Turkey and moved to the United States as a teenager.

Freedom was selected as the third overall pick of the 2011 NBA draft by the Utah Jazz. A center, Freedom has played for five NBA teams since entering the league in 2011.

The 6 ft 10 in, 250 lb (113 kg) is an activist for social rights and has condemned human rights abuses in Turkey for years. Now he claims the NBA is blackballing him as he focuses on abuses in China.

He is still unsigned since the Houston Rockets released him in February after acquiring him via trade from the Boston Celtics, but he still plans on playing for the foreseeable future.
August 2   |   57 answers
Famous NBA player is opening a basketball camp in Jerusalem

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