Former National Basketball Association star Enes Freedom is speaking out about transgender athletes in women’s sports.
Freedom most recently played for the Boston Celtics until 2022 but claims he is being “blackballed” from the sport over his criticism of China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims.
I can’t believe I even have to write this, but STOP doing business with Communist China. Bring manufacturing home, or to countries that aren’t our enemy or a dictatorship.
— Enes FREEDOM (@EnesFreedom) August 7, 2023
On Friday, the famed athlete took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to speak out about biological men participating in women’s sports.
“Men don’t belong in women’s spaces. Restrooms – Locker Rooms or Sports,” Freedom posted.
“Since I’m blackballed from the @NBA , should I put on a wig, identify as a woman and start dominating the @WNBA ?” Freedom wrote.
Men don’t belong in women’s spaces.
Restrooms – Locker Rooms or Sports.
Is that when the outrage will begin?
Is that fair to all the women who spent their whole life…
— Enes FREEDOM (@EnesFreedom) August 11, 2023
The post continued, “Is that when the outrage will begin? Is that fair to all the women who spent their whole life chasing their goals? Where are all the Women Rights Activists and Feminists?!”
According to a report from Fox News, “Freedom played 11 seasons in the NBA. He has averaged 11.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 0.5 blocks per game in 748 career games in the NBA.”
Freedom has also recently floated running for president but is not eligible as he only became a US citizen in 2021 and is only 31 years old.
Freedom is truly conquering the world!
Forget about the #NBA contracts and endorsement deals, this is a type of love I wouldn’t give up for the world.
Thank you America for giving me the warmest welcome in every city and state I visit.
Should I run for President? 🇺🇸 😅 pic.twitter.com/DPMKHyMh1z
— Enes FREEDOM (@EnesFreedom) July 24, 2023
The debate over allowing men who identify as women to play in women’s sports has become a massive issue ever since Lia Thomas won the NCAA Championship playing fo the University of Pennsylvania women’s swim team. Thomas was born a man and had an unimpressive record when playing for the men’s team.
Thomas was 65th among men in the 500-yard men’s freestyle, but easily beat all women.
Over 20 states have passed laws preventing biological males from playing in girls’ and women’s sports.