Enes Kanter clearly isn’t a fan of Giannis Antetokounmpo after their latest incident.
New York Knicks’ center Enes Kanter isn’t a fan of Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo and the way the media covers him. Especially after their latest incident this past week.
“You cannot say to the media, ‘I’m going to punch somebody in the whatever.’ If you’re the best player in the world or the worst player in the world, you cannot be talking about my teammate like that. It’s very childish of him. He’s an MVP candidate. He’s a cool dude and carrying that franchise, but you can’t be talking about my teammates like that,” said Kanter via Marc Berman of the NY Post.
“He’s the golden boy. He’s the golden child. I’m not trying to fight against superstars and All-Stars. It just happens. If it was something else, I would’ve gone after somebody else. Obviously he’s the golden child and they gave me two technicals. OK. Whatever? I’m going to leave the management to take care of all that stuff.”
Kanter is right. I’m surprised the NBA didn’t issue a warning or fine to Giannis for threatening to punch Mario Hezonja in the groin after Hezonja dunked on him and then stepped over him right afterwards.
When looking the replay of Kanter and Giannis’ latest scuffle, the Giannis went after him and then Kanter got in his face. Both guys should have been given technicals, not just Kanter.
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