Sport Watch: Enes Freedom Checks Into Game for First Time Since Name Change
Russia among worst countries on religious freedom, State Department says
Russia is one of the worst countries when it comes to religious freedom, according to the U.S. State Department. © Provided by Washington Examiner The State Department announced Wednesday it would add Russia to its list of countries that merit the designation of "Countries of Particular Concern" for having engaged in or tolerated "systematic, ongoing, and egregious violations of religious freedom.
The Celtics center became a U.S. citizen this week and has been outspoken recently in trying to draw attention to injustices in China.
Days after, Enes Kanter Freedom heard it announced while playing in an NBA game for the first time.
Freedom entered Wednesday night's home game against the 76ers midway through the first quarter, and received a loud ovation from the Boston crowd. He waved toward the seats in acknowledgement shortly after stepping onto the court.
Freedom has made headlines recently for his, saying he would like "educate" James on human rights violations in China. Freedom has been critical of James and Nike in the past for not speaking up about the the subject.
How the American Right Claimed Thanksgiving for Its Own
Pass the free enterprise, please.Making use of excerpts from Plymouth Colony Gov. William Bradford’s journals, all of these pieces tell roughly the same story about “the real meaning of Thanksgiving”: the Pilgrims went to Plymouth in 1620 with a utopian vision of holding property in common, but after being mugged by the reality of two years of poor harvests and starvation, they abandoned collectivism for capitalist individualism. These articles conclude in roughly the same way: The lesson of the first Thanksgiving was that “socialism does not work; the one and only source of abundance is free markets.
"Sure, I'd love to sit down and talk to him," Freedom told reporters on Tuesday, per. "I'm sure it's going to be a very uncomfortable conversation for him. I don't know if he's gonna want that. I'll make that really comfortable for him.
"I don't know if he's educated enough, but I'm here to educate him and I'm here to help him, because it's not about money. It's about morals, principles and values. It's about what you stand for. There are way bigger things than money. If LeBron stopped making money now, his grandkids and grandkids and grandkids can have the best life ever."
Freedom has also called out Nike and its co-founder, Phil Knight, on Instagram for what he called "" in China. He also tagged James and Michael Jordan in his post.
Justin Herbert had classy response to Cam Heyward punch
Heyward downplayed the situation, saying there was no ill intent. Heyward continued, "I know it looks worse in slow motion. I'm sorry if I did anything to upset anybody. I wish I had said more to Justin after, but there was nothing behind it." — Dale Lolley (@dlolley_pgh) November 22, 2021 Herbert gave a classy response to the situation. He said there were no hard feelings and that it was part of the game. Justin Herbert on Cam Heyward’s punches: "I haven’t really seen it. He’s a tough player. Football is an emotional game. Whatever happened, happened in the game.
"Nike remains vocal about injustice here in America, but when it comes to China, Nike remains silent," said Kanter, in a post which featured the hashtags #HypocriteNike and #EndUyghurForcedLabor.
"You do not address police brutality in China, you do not speak about discrimination against the LGBTQ community, you do not say a word about the oppression of minorities in China, you are scared to speak up."
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