Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter Freedom recently got word that Yao Ming has invited him to visit China in order to “have a more comprehensive understanding of us.”
State-affiliated China.org.cn’s tweet about the invitation seems to have disappeared, but for what it’s worth, this morning, Kanter Freedom said that he’d be glad to accept such an invitation. With a few stipulations, of course:
I heard that you are inviting me to China this summer.
Ok, I accept your invite,
I will be coming to China this summer,
But on this trip, pic.twitter.com/Q6qufuhDPL
— Enes Kanter FREEDOM (@EnesFreedom) January 19, 2022
Can we get an “Amen”? How about billions of them?
WORTH LISTENING TO ALL OF THIS https://t.co/xLkNjadwbW
— 𝖃𝖎𝖇𝖊𝖊 👩🏻🦳🐻❄️🌒🕯✨ (@Xibee) January 19, 2022
This is awesome. https://t.co/0oiKCBe8jq
— Matthew Wright (@indywright) January 19, 2022
— Levi Jones (@LeviLibnat) January 19, 2022
We will never not be in awe of Enes Kanter Freedom’s willingness to put it all on the line to stand up to the Chinese government.