In a June 22 Facebook post, Freedom said “I’m so excited to announce my new foundation that aims to promote #Freedom, Universal Values, Social Harmony, Poverty Alleviation #HumanRights & #Democracy around the GLOBE.” On Freedom’s website, there is a page to donate to the foundation.
Freedom was born in Switzerland and raised in Turkey, before coming to the U.S. to play basketball. He was drafted by the Utah Jazz as the third overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft and made his debut that same year.
The Bleacher Report recently called him one of the most underrated players of the last ten years citing his top ten performance in career rebounding and offensive rebounding, plus his general awareness on the court.
Freedom is a long-time critic of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, often calling him a dictator. Although his family still lives in Turkey, Freedom has said in past interviews that he hasn’t spoken to them in years, which hurts him. But he says that…