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Prominent China’s slave labor critic Enes Kanter Freedom is set to receive the second annual Hardwired for Freedom Award, recognizing the NBA player’s off-the-court advocacy for human rights around the world.

“It is a tremendous honor to receive this award, especially given the standing of Hardwired Global in the Human Rights community,” Freedom told Fox News Digital.

Enes Kanter Freedom – an outspoken human rights activist – was traded by the Boston Celtics to Houston Rockets at the trading deadline. The Rockets waived him on Feb. 14.

The NBA big man has played 11 seasons for 5 teams, including the Boston Celtics and Utah Jazz. He has averaged 11.2 points and 7.8 rebounds in 748 regular-season games.