Kristaps Porzingis has Enes Kanter’s back
With everything that went down between New York Knicks’ center Enes Kanter and Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kristaps Porzingis wasn’t happy with what he saw.
So Porzingis decided to post an Instagram story voicing his frustration with Milwaukee Bucks’ coach Darvin Ham grabbing Kanter to get him out of way when his confrontation with Giannis started.
As you can see in the video below, instead of Ham holding his own player back, he went for Kanter, which could have been taken the wrong way by the Knicks’ center.
Even though Porzingis isn’t able to play, it’s nice to see him have Kanter’s back.
Kanter also chimed in with his thoughts on Ham after the game.
“An assistant coach cannot football-tackle a player. The priority is to protect their players,” said Kanter, via ESPN.
This might sound extreme, but the NBA should think about handing Ham a small fine because things could get bad in the future if an assistant does the same thing to a guy like Golden State Warriors’ forward Draymond Green.
All it takes is for a player to go off and an opposing coach to grab him and then they start fighting.
Ham was out of line and should be disciplined by the league. He needs to worry about his own players first and foremost.
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