Enes Kanter trolls Kyrie Irving as he explains why he’ll wear No. 11 with Celtics

first_img Mike D’Antoni isn’t thinking extension as Rockets alter team dynamics, agent says Brandon Ingram health update: Pelican (blood clot) ‘pretty close’ to resuming basketball workouts Kanter first explained that it was his old jersey number, which he wore with the Thunder from 2016-17.  NBA free agency news: Enes Kanter signs 2-year deal with Celtics But he went on to say: “I want to be the reason no one else will,” which was a clear shot at former Celtics star Irving. He laughed and then added: “Sorry, I had to say it.” Related News Enes Kanter took a shot at Kyrie Irving in his first comments as a Celtic. During his introductory press conference Wednesday with Kemba Walker, Kanter was asked why he chose to wear No. 11 with Boston.  Enes Kanter on why he chose #11 😏 pic.twitter.com/Nfp1kGY6Aj— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) July 17, 2019Irving, who signed with the Nets in free agency, said the same exact line during a Nike commercial from 2018. He explained in the ad that his father wore No. 11 in college when he played at Boston University, and it was the main reason why he wore the same number. Irving added that he wanted to be the reason no one would wear it again in Boston.My dad is the reason I wear 11. I want to be the reason no one else will. #justdoit pic.twitter.com/CZiLOsxbA9— Kyrie Irving (@KyrieIrving) November 22, 2018As for Walker? He’s also taking a familiar number in Boston as he plans to don the No. 8 jersey. It was what Antoine Walker wore in his seven seasons with the Celtics, and he gave the new Boston star a “blessing” to wear it.last_img

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